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2016 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli at the Logan County Fair, Colorado

In August 2016 there was an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli O157:H7 and Shiga toxin E. coli O26 at the Logan County Fair in Sterling, Colorado. Five outbreak cases were identified including 4 who were culture confirmed. All cases spent multiple days at the fair. A teenaged case had cattle at the fair and helped others clean stalls and wash animals.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
    Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0047/EXHA26.0015, EVCX01.0452
  • Location(s):
  • County Fair
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Logan County Fair
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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