STEC E. coli O157:H7 infections from PCC Community Markets in West Seattle

The Public Health in Seattle is investigating an outbreak of STEC E. coli O157:H7. Three of the five people who got sick had testing that matched by genetic fingerprinting. Based on the information collected, the one common source for all sick people was store-made guacamole purchased at PCC Community Markets in West Seattle Co-op on February 10, 2024. This outbreak appears to be over. Since February 21, 2024, Public Health found five people who got sick between February 14 and February 28, 2024. All five people had symptoms of STEC. Four people who became sick had testing that was positive for STEC O157:H7. Three people also had further testing, which showed they matched by whole genome sequencing or WGS at the Washington State Public Health Laboratory. One person who became sick did not have any testing done. @


Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with PCC Community Markets – West Seattle Co-op in Seattle - King County, Washington
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