States with Cases of E. coli 0157:H7 Infections with the Outbreak Strain
State departments of health and agriculture in several states, collaborating local health jurisdictions, CDC, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections. Based on this investigation, as of 5pm EST, July 14, 2008, 44 confirmed cases have been linked both epidemiologically and by molecular fingerprinting to this outbreak. The number of cases in each state are as follows: Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Michigan (20), New York (1), and Ohio (21). Their illnesses began between May 30 and June 24, 2008. Twenty-one ill persons have been hospitalized. One patient has developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). No deaths linked to the outbreak have been reported. Twenty-five (57%) patients are female. Patients range in age from 4 to 78 years with a median age of 20 years.
Page last modified: July 15, 2008
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