The CDC announced this week that 12 people in 5 states are part of an outbreak of E. coli O26 linked to sprouts. One of those 12 unfortunate folks hails from Wisconsin. Using the outbreak database sponsored by Marler Clark, one can view a history of E. coli outbreaks in Wisconsin:
- 2010: E. coli O157:H7, Hazelnuts: 8 people were sickened in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
- 2009: E. coli O157:H7, Romaine Lettuce: 19 people were sickened in multiple states, including Wisconsin, in a cluster of illnesses likely linked to lettuce. Marler Clark represented a victim in Utah.
- 2009: E. coli O157:H7, cookie dough: Nestle’s cookie was linked to 80 illnesses across the country, including in Wisconsin. Marler Clark represented multiple victims of the outbreak.
- 2007: E. coli O157:H7, ground beef: Wisconsin residents were among 47 ill in an outbreak also involving people in Minnesota, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Marler Clark represented victims from Minnesota and Tennesee.
- 2006: E. coli O157:H7, other STECs, bagged spinach. Over 200 people were sickened and 5 died in a nationwide outbreak linked to Dole brand bagged spinach. Marler Clark represented dozens of the victims.
- 2005: E. coli O157:H7, lettuce. Another Dole outbreak, this one sickened 32 people in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Oregon. Marler Clark represented victims in Wisconsin.