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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Research

A Multistate Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts Grown from Contaminated Seeds

Thomas Breuer*, Denise H. Benkel*†, Roger L. Shapiro*, William N. Hall‡, Mary M. Winnett§, Mary Jean Linn†, Jakob Neimann*, Timothy J. Barrett*, Stephen Dietrich‡, Frances P. Downes‡, Denise M. Toney¶, James L. Pearson¶, Henry Rolka*, Laurence Slutsker*, Patricia M. Griffin*, and the Investigation Team
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;; †Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia, USA;; ‡Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Michigan, USA;; §Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, USA;; ¶Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Date of onset of illness for persons with Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection and the outbreak pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern, Michigan and Virginia, June to September 1997.

Figure. Date of onset of illness for persons with Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection and the outbreak pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern, Michigan and Virginia, June to September 1997.

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1Lisa Baker, Elizabeth Barrett, Faye Bates, Sydney Borkey, Happy Calloway, Lori Chabassol, Cynthia Chaos, Shirley Coleman, Patricia Culhane-Gizzi, Catherine Cummins, Bernadette Cunanan, Barbara Delaria, Kathryn Driscoll, Dena Ellison, Renee Field, Jose Gonzales, Crystal Groth, Robert Hackler, Pamela Hankison, Suzanne Jenkins, Jack Kress, Jan LaPierre, Henry Martin, Michael McMahan, Christopher Melchert, Christina Meyers, Grayson Miller, John Monroe, Jane Moore, Anne M. Patch, Edward Payne, Patricia Plander, Linda Rose, Betty S. Rouse, John Rullan, Sylvia Ryder, Susan Scott, Richard Snaman, Nancy Timmons, Janis Travers, Linda Vasquez, Susan Willis, Rosemary Wlaschin, Diane Woolard, Patricia Young, and Phyllis Young, Virginia Department of Health; Judith Carroll and Sally Henderson, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services; Elizabeth Petrilack, Medical College of Virginia; Frederick Barham III, John Beers, Ryan Davis, Laurie Richards, and Doug Saunders, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Stephanie Kordick, Joseph Reardon, and Joyce Reddington, North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources; Jay White, United States Navy; Nancy Haas, Shawn McDermott, Kevin O'Brien, and Charlotte Wilkins, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Andrew Al-Shab, Jaime Altamirano, Robert Barrie, K. Como-Sabetti, Mary Frances Dorman, Sonja Hrabowy, Greg Jennings, Norman Keon, Judith Kloss-Smith, Michael Kucab, Robert Martin, Linda Moshur, Kathy Parrott, Linda Reese, Billie Ritter, Barbara Robinson-Dunn, Majid Simonds, and Kenneth Wilcox, Michigan Department of Community Health; and J. Douglas Park, John Tilden, and Gerald Wojtala, Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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