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2016 E. coli O157 Linked to PT Farms Ground Beef

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of ground beef produced by PT Farms LLC, a North Haverhill, NH producer. People who became ill ate ground beef at a number of locations. By July 27, 2016 fourteen cases of illness had been identified. Illness onset dates ranged from June 17 to July 16, 2016. There were 5 hospitalizations and no deaths.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, ground
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • PT Farms
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 14
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 14
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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