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Burdine Township Missouri Water Supply 1989

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in a small Missouri town that had an unchlorinated water supply. A household survey showed that illness was more likely to occur among persons residing in the city who used the municipal water supply. Shortly before the peak of the outbreak, water meters had been replaced, and two water mains had ruptured. After the repairs, no hyperchlorination of the system had been performed.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • December 1989
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Water, Municipal
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Households
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 243
  • 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:
  • 32
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 4
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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