2019 E. coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef – Epi Curve

Final Update

June 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET

This outbreak appears to be over. Ill people in this outbreak ate ground beef from many sources. No single supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef was identified. Consumers and restaurants should always handle and cook ground beef safely to avoid foodborne illness.

People infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103, by date of illness onset*

Epi curve of people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli, by date of illness onset, as of June 17, 2019

*n=209 for whom information was reported as of June 18, 2019. Some illness onset dates have been estimated from other reported information.

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