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2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Iowa

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to drinking unpasteurized, apple cider at a fair in Iowa.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Iowa
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Fair, Temporary Mobile Service
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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