Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

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Cook County Kindercare 2009

Twenty one children and a teacher developed E.coli O157:H7 due to poor handwashing and sanitation practices at the facility. E.coli can be spread from person-to-person when infected persons do not adequately wash their hands or clean diaper changing areas after having a bowel movement.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Person-to-Person
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Child Care Center
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 22
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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