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2015 STEC Outbreak, Worthy Burger, Vermont

Public health officials in Vermont investigated an outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) that was linked to consumption of ground beef at Worthy Burger, a restaurant located in South Royalton. In total 6 confirmed cases and 3 probable cases were identified. Illnesses occurred between the end of August and the middle of September 2015. State health inspectors isolated STEC in an unopened package of beef obtained from Worthy Burger.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Vermont
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • ground beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Worthy Burger
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 9
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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