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Visit to Apple Orchard and Cider Press 1997

Six Vanderburgh County, Indiana, children were infected with E. coli O157:H7 following a field trip to a local apple orchard and cider pressing operation. None of the children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). All six E. coli O157:H7 isolates were a match to one another which suggested a common point source of exposure. While it was determined that exposure likely occurred at the apple orchard, an exact source was unable to be identified. A thorough inspection of the cider pressing facility failed to identify any critical food safety violations. Samples of cider produced by the facility were negative for the presence of E. coli O157:H7. No other cases in the community were identified.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • October 1997
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Indiana
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Farm
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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