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2016 Outbreak of STEC linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Golden Valley Guernseys, Virginia

In March 2016 local and state public health, laboratory and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of non-O157 Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) among members of a herd share. Prior to symptom onset, ill persons consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk produced by Golden Valley Guernseys, a dairy located in Rixeyville, Virginia. As many as 14 persons were ill. The majority were children. Three developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. STEC was not isolated from any environmental or milk specimens collected at the farm. Non-O157 STEC was detected in a sample of milk collected from a private household. The isolate from this specimen was indistinguishable by PFGE to a isolate cultured in a patient's specimen.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Virginia
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • raw milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • home, herd share
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Golden Valley Guernseys
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 14
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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