A total of 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O145 infection were identified in 9 states.

The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Alabama (2), California (1), Florida (1), Georgia (5), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (5), Maryland (1), Tennessee (1), and Virginia (1).

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Four ill persons were hospitalized. One death was reported in Louisiana.

Dates for patients’ onset of illness ranged from April 15, 2012 to June 12, 2012.

Based on interviews conducted, a source for these infections was not identified.

  • mom

    I always have to wonder if they know and just aren’t telling us. And if they DO know and aren’t telling us, why would they do that?