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2017 Outbreak of STEC O121 at an Athletic Center, Colorado

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with recreational swimming at Villa Sport Athletic Center located in Colorado Springs. Three confirmed cases and three primary cases all went to the pool on the same day, September 9, 2017. Two cases were hospitalized. Both developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. No one died.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Recreational water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • 14 DE/16 AQ (Colorado designation)
  • Location(s):
  • Athletic Center
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Villa Sport Athletic Center
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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