Swimming-associated haemorrhagic colitis due to Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection: evidence of prolonged contamination of a fresh water lake.

@article{Ackman1997SwimmingassociatedHC,
  title={Swimming-associated haemorrhagic colitis due to Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection: evidence of prolonged contamination of a fresh water lake.},
  author={David Ackman and Susan Y Marks and Philip W Mack and Michael Caldwell and Timothy P. Root and Guthrie S. Birkhead},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1997},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
We describe an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with a fresh water lake at a county park. Campers were surveyed for diarrhoeal illness within 10 days of their visit, and a case-control study of day visitors was conducted. A confirmed case was a symptomatic person with a stool culture positive for E. coli O157:H7 and a probable case was a person with bloody diarrhoea. Clinical isolates of E. coli O157 were subtyped by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). In the camper survey, 12… CONTINUE READING