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Minnesota Grocery Store Chain Ground Beef 1999

An outbreak of E. coli O157:NM occurred in Minnesota. The initial interviews of the case-patients revealed no common source of exposure. However, the case-control study showed that eating ground beef that had been purchased at an outlet of a major chain grocery store was associated with risk of illness. The ground beef had been purchased from eight different store outlets and varied in weight and fat content. Laboratory testing of available ground beef samples failed to show the presence of E. coli O157.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • December 1999
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 10
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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