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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008


Spinach-associated Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006

Juliana Grant1Comments to Author , Aaron M. Wendelboe2, Arthur Wendel, Barbara Jepson, Paul Torres, Chad Smelser, and Robert T. Rolfs
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Grant, A.M. Wendelboe, A. Wendel); Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (A. Wendel); New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (A.M. Wendelboe, P. Torres, C. Smelser); Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (J. Grant, B. Jepson, R.T. Rolfs);

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical information on confirmed cases, Escherichia coli O157:H7 spinach-associated outbreak, Utah and New Mexico, 2006

Characteristic No. (%), n = 23
M 5 (22)
18 (78)
Age group, y
<4 4 (17)
5–12 5 (22)
13–18 1 (4)
19–64 12 (52)
1 (4)
State of residence
New Mexico 5 (22)
18 (78)
Clinical outcome
Bloody diarrhea 22 (96)
Hospitalized 13 (57)
Hemolytic uremic syndrome 7 (29)

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1Current affiliation: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

2Current affiliation: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.;