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Herb Depot and Autumn Olive Farm Unpasteurized (Raw) Goat Milk 2008

A child developed hemolytic uremic syndrome after consuming raw goat's milk that had been purchased at a local store, the Herb Depot. Another child was identified to have E.coli O157:H7; this child's family reported consuming milk that had been purchased from the same store. The investigation found that the milk had been produced by Autumn Olive Farm. The strain of E.coli found in this outbreak was unique and shared by three laboratory confirmed cases.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Goat, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • MOE014, MBE104
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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