Deer may have caused Oregon E. coli outbreak tied to strawberries

08/10/2011 |

Investigators in Oregon say deer may be to blame for an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 tied to strawberries that caused illness in 15 people and one death. Officials traced the strawberries back to one specific farm where deer tracks and feces were discovered in strawberry fields. Tests will be conducted on soil, fecal and plant samples to further investigate the outbreak.

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