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Table 8 Outbreaks of STEC reported to the OzFoodNet outbreak register 2001-2009, Australia

From: Epidemiology of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli in Australia, 2000-2010

Year State Transmission mode Number ill Hospitalised Setting Food/water vehicle STEC serotype
2002 SA Animal-to-person 6 0 Petting zoo Not applicable O26:H-
2003 SA Person-to-person 13 2 Aged Care Not applicable O111:H-
2004 QLD Unknown 3 2 Unknown Not applicable O86:H27
2005 SA Unknown 4 3 Community Unknown O111
2007 QLD Unknown 3 1 Unknown Not applicable O55
2007 SA Unknown 12 7 Community Not applicable O157
2008 QLD Waterborne (including recreational water) 2 1 Camp Tank water Multiple serotypes
2009 multi-state Suspected foodborne 14 5 Community Unknown O157:H-
2009 QLD Person-to-person 4 0 Child care Not applicable OR:H7
2009 SA Foodborne 31 5 Camp Potato salad O157
2009 multi-state Unknown 25 3 Community Not applicable O157:H7