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France Lidl Hamburger 2011

Eight children were admitted to the hospital after eating hamburgers bought from the German discount chain, Lidl, and developing infections caused by E. coli O157:H7. The outbreak strain was isolated from a consumer hamburger sample collected from an ill child's home. The contaminated hamburger was one of three production dates recalled by the manufacturer, La societe SEB.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Steak Country chex Lidl
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 8
  • 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:
  • 8
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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