UPDATE: More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

The CDC reported as of April 18, 2018, 53 people have been reported infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157: H7 in 16 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Washington). Thirty-one ill people have been hospitalized, including five people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. Health officials had issued a warning for residents and restaurants about chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona. The outbreak investigation is ongoing and the responsible brand has not yet been identified. Various producers such as Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co. received notification from their romaine lettuce supplier that the products were being recalled due to E. coli O157: H7 concerns. According to US Department of Agriculture, although the supplier was not identified and no other known recalls related to this outbreak have been issued thus far.@ https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/19/health/chopped-romaine-lettuce-ecoli-outbreak/index.html" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/19/health/chopped-romaine-lettuce-ecoli-outbreak/index.html
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