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Fast Food Restaurant Hamburgers 1995

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was epidemiologically linked to eating hamburgers purchased from a fast food restaurant chain with outlets in Tennessee (2 outlets) and Georgia (1 outlet). Inspection of the outlets failed to find any deficiencies in cooking temperature or procedures, but did identify the potential for ground beef to have cross contaminated other foods. E. coli O157:H7 was never isolated from the hamburgers. It was likely that all contaminated hamburger had been served prior to the detection of the outbreak by public health workers.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1995
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 9
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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