E. Coli Outbreak Linked To AZ Lettuce Now In 29 States

posted by Dave DeVille -

A deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona is casting a wider net.

The CDC has revealed the outbreak has spread to 29 states, most recently to Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas. One person has died and 149 others have gotten sick, including 64 people who've been hospitalized.

The CDC has not released any new information about the Yuma, Arizona-area farms that may be connected to the contaminated lettuce or how it entered the food system. This outbreak is the biggest multi-state one to hit the U.S. since 2006. The CDC also says it believed more people may become ill.

Source: USA Today

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