E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce turns deadly

One person has died from the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region, the US...

Posted: May 2, 2018 7:43 PM
Updated: May 2, 2018 7:43 PM

One person has died from the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. This is the first death from this outbreak.

The agency reported 23 additional cases of illness bringing the total number of cases to 121 since the outbreak began in March.

CDC also reports 23 additional cases of illness, bringing the total to 121

No grower, farm, manufacturer, supplier or brand has been identified as the source

Fifty-two individuals have been hospitalized.

Kentucky, Massachusetts and Utah are the latest states to report illnesses bringing the total number of states impacted to 25.

Health officials are continuing to investigate the source of the ongoing outbreak but still have not been able to identify a single grower, farm, manufacturer, supplier or brand.

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