CDC reported that the E. coli outbreak related to Wendy’s lettuce is over

The CDC declared that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections related to romaine lettuce on Wendy’s sandwiches has ended. More than 80% of interviewed sick people reported eating at Wendy’s restaurants in several states before getting sick. Many ate burgers and sandwiches with romaine lettuce, but the specific ingredient that caused the outbreak could not be confirmed. The CDC reported that the total number of confirmed patients is 109, up from the 97 reported in its most recent update on Sept. 1. Fifty-two people were hospitalized, 13 developed HUS, in six states (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Kentucky). Michigan and Ohio were the hardest hit, with 70 and 25 patients. 83% of patients for whom the information was available reported eating at Wendy’s before becoming ill. CDC reported that WGS showed that E. coli from sick people’s samples were closely related genetically. @

 CDC Investigates E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source
CDC Investigates E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source

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