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2018 Outbreak of E. coli O157 at a Day Care, Tennessee

Five children who attended the same child care facility, Kids Place, Inc., located in Mascot, Tennessee became ill with E. coli O157:H7. The strain of E. coli O157 isolated in the children was genetically indistinguishable to the strain of E. coli O157 isolated in a goat fecal samples and one hay sample collected from the child care facility.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Tennessee
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle(s):
  • animal contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Child Care Facility
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Kids Place, Inc.
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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