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2003 Outbreak of E. coli O169:H49 at a Catered Party, Tennessee

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O169:H49 was associated with eating catfish or cabbage coleslaw served at a catered party in Tennessee.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2003
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Tennessee
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Finfish, Catfish Produce-Based Salad, Cabbage Coleslaw
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Other
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 41
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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