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2010 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Baugher's Orchard and Farm Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Maryland

An outbreak linked to drinking Baugher's Orchard and Farm apple cider and E. coli O157:H7 was announced by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on November 5, 2012. In total 7 patients were identified. Five patients were confirmed with E. coli O157; 2 patients were classified at "probable" cases. Illness onsets ranged from October 21 to October 28. All ill patients consumed Baugher's unpasteuried juice. Samples of juice collected from retail outlets and consumers were positive for total coliforms and 3 of 5 samples were positive for a non-Shiga toxin producing E. coli. CDC Outbreak Code 1011MDEXH-1

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maryland
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit or Vegetable Beverages, Juice, Apple, Cider, Unpasteurized
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0074/EXHA26.0531
  • Location(s):
  • Retail stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Baugher's
  • Total ill:
  • 7
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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