Non-O157 Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Associated with Venison
Joshua M. Rounds , Carrie E. Rigdon, Levi J. Muhl, Matthew Forstner, Gregory T. Danzeisen, Bonnie S. Koziol, Charlott Taylor, Bryanne T. Shaw, Ginette L. Short, and Kirk E. Smith
Author affiliations: Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (J.M. Rounds, B.S. Koziol, C. Taylor, G.L. Short, K.E. Smith); Minnesota Department of Agriculture, St. Paul USA (C.E. Rigdon, L.J. Muhl, M. Forstner, G.T. Danzeisen, B.T. Shaw)
Figure 1. Non-O157 Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli infections associated with venison among students in a high school class, by illness onset date, November 2010, Minnesota, USA. The case-patient with illness onset on November 22 reported 1 instance of vomiting on that date, followed by a distinct onset of diarrhea on November 24, which suggests that the case-patient may have been co-infected with norovirus and non-O157 Shiga toxin–producing E. coli.
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