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2007 Minnesota High School Potluck Dinner Baked Beans and Unknown Fruit

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended a potluck meal at a Hennepin County, Minnesota, high school. There were reports of a lack of serving utensils at the event, and that utensils were used to serve multiple items. A 5-year-old child who had diarrhea prior to and during the potluck dinner and who had self-served fruit and chips was the most likely source of contamination. The vehicles of infection were described as baked beans and fruit. The fruit type was unknown.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Grains, Baked Beans Fruit
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Other
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 26
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 17
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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