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Pennsylvania Farm Animal Contact 2000

An outbreak of diarrhea was associated with visits to a dairy farm in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. Over 75,000 persons had visited the farm during the outbreak period. Case-patients were more likely to have been in contact with cattle. The E.coli O157:H7 found in the stool of case-patients matched the E.coli O157:H7 that had been isolated from cows and environmental surfaces on the farm. Handwashing facilities were poorly stocked with soap and towels, were out of a child's reach, or were poorly supervised.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2000
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Pennsylvania
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Farm
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 51
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 15
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 36
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 16
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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