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Spinach-associated Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006.

Grant J, Wendelboe AM, Wendel A, Jepson B, Torres P, Smelser C, Rolfs RT - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Bottom Line: 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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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. jvg0@cdc.gov

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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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Epidemic curve by date of onset of confirmed cases, Escherichia coli O157:H7 spinach-associated outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006.
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Figure 1: Epidemic curve by date of onset of confirmed cases, Escherichia coli O157:H7 spinach-associated outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006.

Mentions: Eighteen cases were confirmed in Utah and 5 in New Mexico. Onset dates ranged from August 22 to September 11 (Figure). Shiga toxin 2 was detected in stool samples from all patients. Demographic, clinical, and food exposure information was available for all patients (Tables 1, 2). Fifty-seven percent of case-patients were hospitalized, and 29% experienced HUS (age range 2–60 years). No deaths were reported.


Spinach-associated Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006.

Grant J, Wendelboe AM, Wendel A, Jepson B, Torres P, Smelser C, Rolfs RT - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Epidemic curve by date of onset of confirmed cases, Escherichia coli O157:H7 spinach-associated outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Epidemic curve by date of onset of confirmed cases, Escherichia coli O157:H7 spinach-associated outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006.
Mentions: Eighteen cases were confirmed in Utah and 5 in New Mexico. Onset dates ranged from August 22 to September 11 (Figure). Shiga toxin 2 was detected in stool samples from all patients. Demographic, clinical, and food exposure information was available for all patients (Tables 1, 2). Fifty-seven percent of case-patients were hospitalized, and 29% experienced HUS (age range 2–60 years). No deaths were reported.

Bottom Line: 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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. jvg0@cdc.gov

ABSTRACT
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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Related in: MedlinePlus