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Georgia White Water Water Park Kiddie Pool 1998

Low chlorine levels contributed to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at the White Water Water park, in Cobb County, Georgia. This large park drew visitors from many states. Case-patients had used the park's facilities over several days in mid-June. In the official outbreak report, Georgia public health officials noted that the White Water park had a history of failing routine chlorine checks conducted by county health inspectors.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Water, Recreational Water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Water Park
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 26
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 26
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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