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E. COLI EHEC - USA (05): O103, GROUND BEEF, CDC

E. COLI EHEC - USA (05): O103, GROUND BEEF, CDC

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Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019
Source: CDC [edited] <https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o103-04-19/index.html>


Outbreak of _E. coli_ infections
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Since the last update on 9 Apr 2019, 13 more ill people were added to this outbreak.

As of 12 Apr 2019, 109 people infected with the outbreak strain of _E. coli_ O103 have been reported from 6 states. The CDC is reporting the 109 illnesses that the PulseNet laboratory network has confirmed are part of this outbreak. States are investigating additional illnesses that might be a part of this outbreak.

State / Ill people
Indiana / 1
Georgia / 17
Kentucky / 54
Ohio / 7
Tennessee / 28
Virginia / 2
Total / 109

Illnesses started on dates from 2 Mar 2019 to 26 Mar 2019. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 83 years, with a median age of 18 years; 53% are female. Of 81 people with information available, 17 (21%) have been hospitalized. No deaths and no cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome have been reported.

Illnesses that occurred after 20 Mar 2019 might not yet be reported because of the time it takes between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of 2 to 3 weeks.

Investigation of the outbreak
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This multistate investigation began on 28 Mar 2019, when officials in Kentucky and Georgia notified the CDC of this outbreak. Preliminary epidemiologic information suggests that ground beef is the source of this outbreak.

In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Of 75 people interviewed, 63 (84%) reported eating ground beef. This percentage is significantly higher than results from a survey of healthy people. Ill people bought or ate ground beef from several different grocery stores and restaurants. Many ill people bought large trays or chubs of ground beef from grocery stores and used the meat to make dishes like spaghetti sauce and sloppy joe.

Traceback investigations are ongoing to determine the source of ground beef supplied to grocery stores and restaurants where ill people ate. At this time, no common supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef has been identified. Consumers should follow steps to handle ground beef safely and cook it thoroughly.

The CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Communicated by: ProMED-mail Rapporteur Kunihiko Iizuka

[At this point, ground beef is being implicated as the source of this ongoing outbreak. Adequate cooking and appropriate kitchen hygiene could have minimized the number of cases. - Mod.LL

HealthMap/ProMED-mail map: United States: <http://healthmap.org/promed/p/106>]

[See Also:
E. coli EHEC - USA (04): O103, CDC http://promedmail.org/post/20190410.6414420
E. coli EHEC - USA (03): O103, CDC http://promedmail.org/post/20190405.6406761
E. coli EHEC - USA (02): O103, multistate spread http://promedmail.org/post/20190404.6404859
E. coli EHEC - USA: (KY) O103 http://promedmail.org/post/20190329.6393053

2018
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E. coli EHEC - USA, Canada: O157, romaine lettuce http://promedmail.org/post/20181122.6159743
E. coli EHEC - USA (28): O157, romaine lettuce http://promedmail.org/post/20181120.6156581
E. coli EHEC - USA (27): (UT) http://promedmail.org/post/20181028.6113669
E. coli EHEC - USA (26): O26, ground beef, alert, recall http://promedmail.org/post/20180920.6041171
E. coli EHEC - USA (25): (WA) raw milk http://promedmail.org/post/20180909.6016693
E. coli EHEC - USA (24): (FL) O26, grocery chain ground beef, alert, recall http://promedmail.org/post/20180831.5998786
E. coli EHEC - USA (23): (OK) possible recreational water exposure http://promedmail.org/post/20180801.5941698
E. coli EHEC - USA (22): (WA) restaurants http://promedmail.org/post/20180708.5893948
E. coli EHEC - USA (21): (TN) O157, 2 clusters, 2 sources http://promedmail.org/post/20180706.5891482
E. coli EHEC - USA (20): O157, romaine lettuce, water source http://promedmail.org/post/20180702.5882323
E. coli EHEC - USA (19): (UT, AZ) O157, 2017 http://promedmail.org/post/20180616.5858104
E. coli EHEC - USA (18): (TN) raw milk, more cases http://promedmail.org/post/20180614.5856110
E. coli EHEC - USA (17): (OR) O111, daycare center http://promedmail.org/post/20180613.5854733
E. coli EHEC - USA (16): (TN) raw milk http://promedmail.org/post/20180607.5844304
E. coli EHEC - USA (15): O157, romaine lettuce, more cases, fatal http://promedmail.org/post/20180604.5837662
E. coli EHEC - USA (14): (WA) sandwich shops http://promedmail.org/post/20180527.5820803
E. coli EHEC - USA (13): O157, romaine lettuce, increasing cases, fatality http://promedmail.org/post/20180517.5799620
E. coli EHEC - USA (12): O157, romaine lettuce, increasing cases, fatality http://promedmail.org/post/20180510.5791677
E. coli EHEC - USA (11): (OK) day care center http://promedmail.org/post/20180502.5780250
E. coli EHEC - USA (10): O157, romaine lettuce, fatality http://promedmail.org/post/20180502.5780249
E. coli EHEC - USA (09): O157, romaine lettuce http://promedmail.org/post/20180427.5771229
E. coli EHEC - USA (08): (CA) military outbreak, undercooked beef, 2017 http://promedmail.org/post/20180425.5769489 E. coli EHEC - USA (07): O157, romaine lettuce http://promedmail.org/post/20180425.5769488
E. coli EHEC - USA (06): O157, romaine lettuce http://promedmail.org/post/20180421.5761217
E. coli EHEC - USA (05): O157, romaine lettuce http://promedmail.org/post/20180418.5756056
E. coli EHEC - USA (04): O157, romaine lettuce http://promedmail.org/post/20180413.5745944
E. coli EHEC - USA (03): O157, expansion of NJ outbreak http://promedmail.org/post/20180411.5738813
E. coli EHEC - USA (02): (NJ) poss. restaurant chain link, RFI http://promedmail.org/post/20180405.5728398
E. coli EHEC - USA: O157, leafy greens http://promedmail.org/post/20180110.5550773]

Published 29-09-2017 in Focus on , last update 16-04-2019

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