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New Jersey Day Camp 2006

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among young children and adolescent staff of a day camp in Bergen County, New Jersey. E. coli O157:H7 isolates from case-patients matched genetically. The exact source of the outbreak was not determined, but poor handwashing and food handling practices were evident. The epidemic curve suggested a point source. Environmental and animal samples were all negative.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Person-to-Person
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Day Camp
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 18
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 16
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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