2020 E. coli Outbreak Linked to Clover Sprouts – Epi Curve

Final Update

Posted on April 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET

This outbreak appears to be over. However, raw and lightly cooked sprouts are a known source of foodborne illness. CDC recommends that consumers, restaurants, and other retailers always follow food safety practices to avoid illness from eating sprouts.

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 April 22, 2020

*n=51 for whom information was estimated or reported as of April 22, 2020.

Illnesses might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of 3 to 4 weeks.

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