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Forest Park Animal Farm, E. coli O157:H7, Everett, WA 2011

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to the Forest Park Animal Farm in Everett, Washington. There were 5 laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and 1 probable case. One child was hospitalized. There were no deaths. All ill persons visited the Animal Farm on June 4, 2011, opening day for the season. Two calves on site tested positve for E. coli O157:H7. The farm, run by the Everett (WA) Parks Department, has 25,000 visitors a year.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.2294/EXHA26.0071; Stx 1-/Stx2 +
  • Location(s):
  • Petting Zoo
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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