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Kaua'i, Hawaii, Restaurants Mesclun Lettuce Mix From an Unnamed, Local Lettuce Farm 2007

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who ate lettuce at restaurants on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. Mesclun lettuce mix was named as the vehicle of infection. The lettuce was grown on a local farm near a cattle ranch. Recent rains likely carried runoff from the cattle ranch onto the lettuce crop.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Hawaii
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Mesclun lettuce mix
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • 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:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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