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Minnesota Grocery Store Chain A Ground Beef 2000

Consumption of ground beef purchased through various outlets of a grocery store chain was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef was consumed through a variety of preparations such as hamburgers, casseroles, spagetti sauce, tacos, etc. E. coli O157:H7 matching the strain isolated from case-patients was isolated from consumer product and returned product samples; additional strains of E. coli O157:H7 were also isolated. The ground beef was recalled by the grocery store chain and subsequently by the national distributor/beef supplier.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2000
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 39
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 39
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 24
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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