Latest Outbreak Information
- A total of 109 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from six states.
- Seventeen people have been hospitalized. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, have been reported. No deaths have been reported.
- Preliminary epidemiologic information suggests that ground beef is the source of this outbreak.
- Ill people in this outbreak report eating ground beef at home and in restaurants.
- Traceback investigations are ongoing to determine the source of ground beef supplied to grocery stores and restaurant locations where ill people ate.
- At this time, no common supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef has been identified.
- CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid eating ground beef at this time. Consumers and restaurants should handle ground beef safely and cook it thoroughly to avoid foodborne illness.
- At this time, CDC is not recommending that retailers stop serving or selling ground beef.
- This is a rapidly evolving investigation. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.