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Persons with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 by illness onset

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N=8 for whom information was reported as of April 1, 2011

The outbreak can be visually described with a chart showing the number of people who became ill each day. This chart is called an epidemic curve or epi curve. This outbreak appears to be over. However, illnesses that occurred after March 17, 2011, might not be reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of 2 to 3 weeks. Please see the Timeline for Reporting of E. coli Cases for more details.

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