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2015 E. coli O157 Linked to Los Chilangos food truck, Seattle, Washington

Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of food sold by a mobile vendor, Los Chilangos. In total 13 people became ill (12 laboratory confirmed, 1 probable case). Exposure dates ranged from August 8, 2015 to August 12, 2015. Five people were hospitalized. No one died. A specific food was not implicated as the source of the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0891/EXHA26.1551
  • Location(s):
  • Food truck
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Los Chilangos
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 13
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 12
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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