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Multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with eating ground beef--United States, June-July 2002



Multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with eating ground beef--United States, June-July 2002



Mmwr. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 51(29): 637-639



During July 2002, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) identified an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections among Colorado residents. This report summarizes the results of an ongoing epidemiologic and laboratory investigation that has linked 28 illnesses in Colorado and six other states to eating contaminated ground beef products recalled by ConAgra Beef Company on June 30, 2002. To date, seven patients have been hospitalized; five developed hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS).

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