USA – Eight in Alaska Jail Linked to Chopped Romaine E. coli O157 Outbreak

Food Poison Journal

Alaska state officials are responding to an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis caused by Escherichia coli (E.coli) O157:H7 bacteria in the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome. Eight confirmed cases have been identified to date. The recently discovered cases appear to be connected to a nationwide E. coli outbreak affecting at least 53 persons in 16 states and linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.The state departments of Health and Social Services, Environmental Conservation, and Corrections are working together to investigate and control the outbreak.

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