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Northwest Fruit and Produce Inc. Bagged Lettuce 2008

Bagged lettuce was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Washington state. Six cases were in Pierce county. These persons had eaten the lettuce in salads at Pacific Lutheran University and at the LaQuinta banquet facility. There were four cases in Thurston County. These persons had eaten salads at Capital High School and Thurgood Marshall High School. E. coli O157:H7 isolates from this cluster matched the most common E. coli PFGE pattern in the PulseNet database.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Packaged, Lettuce
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0047/EXHA26.0015
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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