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hamburgers a week; those from seven to thirteen ate 6.2. People from thirteen to thirty ate 5.2; from thirty to thirty-five, 3.3; from thirtyfive to sixty, 2.6; and over sixty, 1.3. Cited in Boas and Chain, Big Mac, p. 218.
more than seven hundred people in at least four states: See “Update: Multistate Outbreak of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 Infections from
Hamburgers — Western U nited States, 1992–1993,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
April 16, 1993; and Fox, Spoiled, pp. 246–68.
199 In 1982 dozens of children were sickened: Nicols Fox offers the best account of this outbreak. See Fox, Spoiled, pp. 220–29.
“the possibility of a statistical association”: Quoted ibid., p. 227.
In the eight years since the Jack in the Box outbreak: I have taken the annual E. coli 0157:H7 numbers from Mead et al., “Food-Related
Illness and Death” — 73,480 illnesses; 2,168 hospitalizations; 61 deaths — and multiplied them by 8.
In about 4 percent of reported E. coli 0157:H7 cases: Cited in Mead et al., “Food-related...
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