USA – Could the Wendy’s E. coli Outbreak have sickened over 2,600?

Food Poison Journal

According to the CDC, as of September 1, 2022, a total of 97 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from six states – Indiana 11, Kentucky 1, Michigan 58, New York 1, Ohio 24, and Pennsylvania 2.  It is expected, according to the NCBI database, that the actual numbers of ill will be 115 or more shortly.  Interestingly, according to the CDC, for E. coli O157:H7, there is an underreporting rate of 26.1 – meaning for everyone 1 person counted by the CDC another 26.1 were actually sickened.

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