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Washington State Farm Animal Contact 2000

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was associated with visits to a farm in Snohomish County, Washington. A total of six illnesses were known. One child who became ill did not visit the farm; he became ill after his sibling became ill subsequent to his sibling's visit to the farm. Children had been allowed to handle poultry, rabbits, goats, and a calf. Environmental samples from the farm were analyzed, but failed to find E.coli O157:H7.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2000
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • 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:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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