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Volume 8, Number 4—April 2002


A Waterborne Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: Implications for Rural Water Systems 1

Sonja J. Olsen*Comments to Author , Gayle Miller†, Thomas Breuer*, Malinda Kennedy*, Charles Higgins‡, Jim Walford†, Gary McKee†, Kim Fox#, William Bibb*, and Paul S. Mead*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Wyoming Department of Health, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA; ‡Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA; #United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA;

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Table 1

Attack rates among persons exposed to municipal water, by age group, Alpine, Wyoming, June–July 1998

Age group (years) Resident cohort
N (%) Family reunion cohort (nonresidents)
N (%)
All ages 48/207 (23) 11/22 (50)
<9 10/30 (33) 3/6 (50)
10-19 7/26 (27) 2/5 (40)
20-39 11/55 (20) 3/5 (60)
40-59 16/63 (25) 3/6 (50)
>60 4/33 (12) 0/0

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1This information was presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Denver, CO, November 1998 (Abstract #782).[REMOVED ADVANCE FIELD]