USA – Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

CDC

What’s New?

  • Twenty-five more ill people from 13 states were added to this investigation since the last update on May 16, 2018.
  • Three more states have reported ill people: Arkansas, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
  • Four more deaths were reported from Arkansas (1), Minnesota (2), and New York (1).
  • It takes two to three weeks between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC. Most of the people who recently became ill ate romaine lettuce when lettuce from the Yuma growing region was likely still available in stores, restaurants, or in peoples’ homes. Some people who became sick did not report eating romaine lettuce, but had close contact with someone else who got sick from eating romaine lettuce.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s