A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to alfalfa sprouts grown from contaminated seeds.

@article{Breuer2001AMO,
  title={A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to alfalfa sprouts grown from contaminated seeds.},
  author={Thomas Breuer and Denise H. Benkel and Roger L. Shapiro and William N. Hall and Mary M. Winnett and Mary Jean Linn and Jakob Neimann and Timothy J. Barrett and Stephen Dietrich and Francis P. Downes and Denise M. Toney and James L. Pearson and Henry Rolka and Lawrence Slutsker and Patricia M. Griffin},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={7},
  pages={977 - 982}
}
A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections occurred in the United States in June and July 1997. Two concurrent outbreaks were investigated through independent case-control studies in Michigan and Virginia and by subtyping isolates with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Isolates from 85 persons were indistinguishable by PFGE. Alfalfa sprouts were the only exposure associated with E. coli O157:H7 infection in both Michigan and Virginia. Seeds used for sprouting were… CONTINUE READING

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