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2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Canada

Johnathan's Family Restaurant in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 involving romaine lettuce. This outbreak was one of four, concurrent, restaurant-associated outbreaks in Ontario, Canada. The E.coli O157:H7 strain was said to be different from the strain of E.coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with the Harvey's Restaurant in North Bay, Ontario, the largest of the four outbreaks. The E.coli O157:H7 strain was said to be the same as the strain implicated in the restaurant outbreaks occurring at Little Red Rooster and M.T. Bellies Restaurants.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Romaine
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.4626/EXHA26.2558
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Harvey’s Restaurant, Johnathan’s Family Restaurant, Little Red Rooster, M.T. Bellies
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 43
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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