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2017 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Western Stock Show, Colorado

In January 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Outbreak associated cases attended a western stock show in Denver. Exposure dates ranged from January 11, 2017 to January 21, 2017. Dates of illness onset ranged from January 20 to February 19. Two people were hospitalized. No one died. No specific exposure was identified.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.6643/EXHA26.4182, EXHX01.3519/EXHA26.0015
  • Location(s):
  • Animal event
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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