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2007 non-O157 E. Coli at a Jefferson County Jail Linked to Pasteurized American Cheese or Margarine

An outbreak attributed to three non-O157 strains of E. coli bacteria, occurred at the Jefferson County Jail, in Colorado. The strains of E. coli associated with this outbreak were: O121; O26; O84. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named pasteurized, American style, cheese, or margarine, as the vehicles for this outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, American Cheese Fats or Oils, Margarine
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Correctional Facility
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 135
  • 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:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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