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Forest Ranch Fire Department Fund Raiser Beef Tri-tip 2008

At least 27 people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after attending a fund raiser for the Forest Ranch Fire Department (Butte County). E. coli O157:H7 bacteria was found on frozen, leftover meat. It matched the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria that was found in the stool samples of several of the ill people. The food preparation practices appeared to be adequate. The CDC assigned Cluster ID 0810CAEXH-1c to the outbreak investigation.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Tri-tip, Barbeque
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0008/EXHA26.0549
  • Location(s):
  • Fund Raiser
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 27
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 23
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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