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2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Little Rosie's Mexican Taqueria, Alabama

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at Little Rosie's Mexican Taqueria in Huntsville, Alabama. The source of the outbreak was believed to have been shredded lettuce which became contaminated at the restaurant.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Alabama
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Shredded Lettuce Cross contamination
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Little Rosie's Mexican Taqueria
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 26
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 26
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 11
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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