Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 May;8(5):525-7.

Deer meat as the source for a sporadic case of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection, Connecticut.

Author information

1
Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, One Church Street, 7th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. therese.fiorentino@yale.edu

Abstract

We report a case of Escherichia coli O157:H7, which was acquired by eating wild White-Tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). DNA fingerprint analysis verified venison as the source of infection. This pediatric case emphasizes the need for dissemination of information to hunters regarding the safe handling and processing of venison.

PMID:
11996692
PMCID:
PMC2732480
DOI:
10.3201/eid0805.010373
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for CDC-NCEZID Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center