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Germantown, Ohio E. coli O157 Outbreak, July 2012

At least 75 people were sickened after attending a picnic hosted by Neff's Lawn Care located in Germantown, Ohio. Up to 300 persons attended the picnic held on July 3, 2012. Fourteen people were hospitalized. Three patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). A 73-year old patient died as a result of his infection. Eighteen of the ill persons were laboratory confirmed with E. coli O157. One secondary case of E. coli O157 was reported. The secondary infection was likely passed from an older sister to a younger sister. Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County is conducting the investigation investigation.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Ohio
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle(s):
  • undetermined
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0200/EXHA26.3937
  • Location(s):
  • Picnic
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 75
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 18
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 57
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 14
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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