Spinach-associated Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006
Published Date:Oct 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(10):1633-1636.
Escherichia Coli Infections
Escherichia Coli O157
Description:In 2006, Utah and New Mexico health departments investigated a multistate cluster of Escherichia coli O157:H7. A case-control study of 22 case-patients found that consuming bagged spinach was significantly associated with illness (p<0.01). The outbreak strain was isolated from 3 bags of 1 brand of spinach. Nationally, 205 persons were ill with the outbreak strain.
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