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2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Splash Park, Opelika, Alabama

In June 2011 nineteen people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after swimming at the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center Splash Park in Alabama. Exposure dates ranged from June 4 to June 22. Five children tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Three children were hospitalized. The facility was inspected and water was tested. Water samples were negative for E. coli O157.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Alabama
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Water, Recreational Water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Aquatics Center
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Opelika SportsPlex and Aquatic Center
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 19
  • 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:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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