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2017 E. coli O157 Outbreak, Lake Wildwood, California

In August 2017 Nevada County Public Health in California investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among 18 persons who reported playing in the water at Commodore Beach in Lake Wildwood. Ten people were hospitalized. As of August 17, onset of symptoms July 20-29, 2017. All five public beaches at Lake Wildwood were closed.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Recreational water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Lake Wildwood
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 18
  • 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:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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