S & S Foods - Boy Scout Camp E. coli OutbreakIn July and August 2008, as many as 80 Boy Scouts were sickened by E. coli at a camp in Goshen, Virginia. A total of 84 people who attended the camp at the reservation between July 20 and Aug. 2 showed symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection. Twenty-five children in Northern Virginia were lab-confirmed with E. coli O157H7 infection and eight Virginia Scouts required hospitalization, said Virginia health officials. In addition, five cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed among those who returned from Goshen to Maryland.
The E. coli contamination was traced to frozen hamburger patties supplied by S&S Foods of Azusa, California, which subsequently recalled more than 150,000 pounds of meat.
Marler Clark has filed lawsuits on behalf of two scouts who were infected with E. coli by eating hamburger at camp. Both continue to recover from their illnesses.
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