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Lane County Fair Sheep and Goat Exposition Hall Exposures 2002

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended the Lane County Fair, in Oregon. Exposures to various animal enclosures were suspected as the cause of the outbreak. Some people may have been exposed to E. coli O157:H7 through airborne transmission as E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from samples of dust and grime collected high up, along the walls, inside the exposition halls.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2002
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Oregon
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Fair
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 82
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 74
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 22
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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