Updated information about the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak related to Wendy’s lettuce

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. Since August 19, 2022, 47 more illnesses have been reported to CDC since the last update. As of August 24, 2022, a total of 84 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 4 states (IN (2), MI (53), OH (23), and PA (2)). Of 73 people with information available, 38 have been hospitalized, and 8 in Michigan have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. No deaths have been reported. The actual 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. 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 17 people with detailed information about what they ate at Wendy’s, 15 (88%) reported eating romaine lettuce served on burgers and sandwiches.  @ https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2022/o157h7-08-22/details.html#:~:text=Epidemiologic%20Data,4%20states%20(see%20map)

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