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

Investigation Update

State and local health officials in Alaskainterviewed ill people at a correctional facility in that state to ask about the foods they ate and other exposures before they became ill. Ill people reported eating romaine lettuce. Traceback investigations show that the lettuce ill people ate came from whole heads of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

The new information from the investigation in Alaska along with other information collected to date indicates that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. Read CDC’s advice to consumers, restaurants, and retailers.

Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/advice-consumers.html

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