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2005 E. coli O157:H7 at Robinswood Pointe Senior Living Facility, Bellevue, Washington

Food served at an assisted living facility in Bellevue, Washington, was the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among residents and visitors. The investigation suggested that the outbreak originated from improper food handling and the resulting risk of cross contamination. The food source was likely one or more ready-to-eat foods, such as a garnish.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cross-contamination
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Robinswood Pointe Senior Living
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 14
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 10
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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