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Factory Outbreak of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Infection in Japan

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Factory Outbreak of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Infection in Japan

Y Watanabe et al. Emerg Infect Dis.

Abstract

To determine the cause of a July 1996 outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 among factory workers in Kyoto, Japan, we conducted cohort and case-control studies. Eating radish sprout salad during lunch at the factory cafeteria had been linked to illness. The sprouts were traced to four growers in Japan; one had been associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among 6,000 schoolchildren in Sakai earlier in July.

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Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection by date of symptom onset, July 15-21, 1996.

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