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2016-2017 Outbreak of Escherichia coli at a Restaurant, Gulfport, Mississippi

Mississippi public health officials reported an outbreak of Escherichia coli (Enteropathogenic, Enteroaggregative Enterotoxigenic and Enteroinvasive) among patrons of a restaurant located in Gulfport, Mississippi Exposure dates ranged from December 16, 2016 to January 4, 2017. Two hundred and five people reported illness One person was hospitalized. No one died. PCR was used to detect pathogens in patient specimens.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Mississippi
  • Organism(s):
  • Escherichia coli
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 205
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 205
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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