CDC update on E. coli O157:H7 outbreak probably due to eating burgers and sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s

The CDC reported that while A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, many sick people reported eating burgers and sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants before getting sick. As of August 31, 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)). Of 81 people with information available, 43 have been hospitalized, and 10 developed HUS. The number of sick people in this outbreak is likely higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. Among 67 people with detailed food history, 54 (81%) reported eating at a Wendy’s restaurant the week before their illness started. The Wendy’s restaurants where sick people ate are in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. People reported eating a variety of menu items, including burgers and sandwiches. Of 54 people with detailed information about what they ate at Wendy’s, 37 (69%) reported eating romaine lettuce served on burgers and sandwiches. Investigators continue to analyze data at the ingredient level to determine if any other possible foods could be the source of the outbreak. @,%2C%202022%20(see%20timeline)


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