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Ohio Family Unknown 1990

Members of an Ohio family became ill due to E. coli O111:NM. The first known illness was a child who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. The presence of E. coli O111:NM was confirmed by blood tests and stool culture. The source of the infections was unknown. This was the first reported cluster of E. coli O111 infection known in North America.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 1990
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Ohio
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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