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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jul;23(7):1216-1218. doi: 10.3201/eid2307.170226.

Contaminated Stream Water as Source for Escherichia coli O157 Illness in Children.

Abstract

In May 2016, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infections occurred among children who had played in a stream flowing through a park. Analysis of E. coli isolates from the patients, stream water, and deer and coyote scat showed that feces from deer were the most likely source of contamination.

KEYWORDS:

California; Escherichia coli O157; Shiga toxin; United States; bacteria; children; deer; enteric infections; water

PMID:
28628436
PMCID:
PMC5512484
DOI:
10.3201/eid2307.170226
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