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Western National Stock Show Petting Zoo 2009

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 probably originated in the "Feed the Animals" exhibit at the Western National Stock Show in Denver. Four specimens from floor sweepings and the mats on which animals stood in the "Feed the Animals" area tested positive for the identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 that had been found in the ill persons. The outbreak was never linked to a specific animal or farm.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0074/EXHA26.00569
  • Location(s):
  • Petting Zoo
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 30
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 29
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 9
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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