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coli 0157:H7, a virulent and potentially lethal foodborne pathogen.
The next morning Harding called Sandra Gallegos, a nurse with the Pueblo Health Department. She asked him to try and remember what
foods he’d eaten during the previous five days. Harding mentioned the dinner at the Mexican restaurant and the foul taste of the chicken
tacos. He was sure that was where he had gotten food poisoning. Gallegos disagreed. E. coli 0157:H7 was rarely found in chicken. She asked
if Harding had consumed any ground beef lately. Harding recalled having eaten a hamburger a couple of days before visiting the Mexican
restaurant. But he doubted that the hamburger could have made him ill. Both his wife and his wife’s sister had eaten the same burgers, during
a backyard barbecue, and neither had become sick. He and his wife had also eaten burgers from the same box the week before the barbecue
without getting sick. They were frozen hamburgers he’d bought at Safeway. He remembered because it was the first...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08