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Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2011

In May 2011 Tulsa, Oklahoma health officials investigated E. coli O157 illnesses in 4 children. Three of the children attended Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program. The fourth child was a sibling of one of the confirmed day care attendees. Health department investigators collected stool specimens from all students, teachers and staff. All were negative for E. coli O157. The day care kitchen was inspected and no errors were noted. There were dirty diaper changing pads in the a classroom used by two of the ill children. Investigators reached no conclusions as to the source of the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0125/EXHA26.0570
  • Location(s):
  • Day care
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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