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2007 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Cargill Ground Beef Sold at Sam's Club Stores

A multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 began in August and led to the eventual recall of 845,000 pounds of Cargill ground beef. Forty six cases were reported by 15 states. Interviews with the case-patients found a common exposure of Cargill hamburger.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Hawaii, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0560/EXHA26.0015
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Store, Home, Member Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Cargill, Sam's Club
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 46
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 46
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 6
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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