Deer Meat as the Source for a Sporadic Case of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection, Connecticut1
Published Date:May 2002
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 8(5):525-527.
Escherichia Coli Infections
Escherichia Coli O157
Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis
Description:We report a case of Escherichia coli O157:H7, which was acquired by eating wild White-Tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). DNA fingerprint analysis verified venison as the source of infection. This pediatric case emphasizes the need for dissemination of information to hunters regarding the safe handling and processing of venison.
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