Update on Multi-State Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections From Fresh Spinach, September 16, 2006
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As of September 16, 2006, Saturday, 102 persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported to CDC from 19 states. (One case previously hospitalized in and attributed to Tennessee was determined to reside in Kentucky; thus, the number of states with cases decreased from 20 to 19.)
Among the ill persons, 52 (51%) were hospitalized, 16 (16%) developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), and an adult in Wisconsin died. These numbers are based on updated information for individual cases.
Dates of illness onset ranged from August 2 to September 9, 2006. The states that have reported cases are California (1 case), Connecticut (2), Idaho (4), Indiana (4), Kentucky (4), Maine (2), Michigan (6), Minnesota (1), New Mexico (5), Nevada (1), New York (7), Ohio (10), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (3), Utah (14), Virginia (1), Washington (2), Wisconsin (29), and Wyoming (1).
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Content source: National Center for Infectious Diseases