E. Coli O121 outbreaks

The following is a highlight list of outbreaks in recent years that were caused by E. coli O103 and E. coli O121.


E. coli O121 outbreaks

2017 Outbreak of STEC O121 at an Athletic Center, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with recreational swimming at Villa Sport Athletic Center located in Colorado Springs. Three confirmed cases and three primary cases all went to the pool on the same day, September 9, 2017. Two cases were hospitalized. Both developed the hemolytic uremic syndrome. No one
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A Kansas company has issued a nationwide recall of baking mixes packaged under more than a dozen brands because they were made with flour from General Mills that has been recalled because it has been linked to an ongoing E. coli O121 outbreak. “The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online sales December 2015 through February 2016,” according to the recall notice from Rabbit Creek Products of Louisburg, KS. These are three of the Rabbit Creek branded products under recall. The company also produced baking mixes under more than a dozen other brands that are also recalled because they were made with flour potentially contaminated with E. coli. These are three of the Rabbit Creek branded products under recall. The company also produced baking mixes under more than a dozen other
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Recalled General Mills flour linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak has spurred yet another secondary product recall — this time it’s Marie Callender’s cheese biscuit mix. The International Commissary Corp. (ICC) distributed the biscuit mix to retailers in Alabama, California, Washington, Utah and Texas, according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. recalled Marie Callenders biscuit mix-Gen Mills flour“Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged to throw them away. Retailers who received the recalled products are being contacted. FDA and the Centers for Disease Control warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with
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