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2009 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Connecticut Workplace Cafeteria Chicken Tenders

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating chicken tenders at a workplace cafeteria in Connecticut. Several findings from this investigation indicated that consumption of chicken tenders were the most likely cause of this outbreak. It was suspected that the chicken tenders had become cross contaminated during storage.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken Tenders
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Workplace cafeteria
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 60
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 54
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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