E. coli outbreak: Wendy’s romaine lettuce possible source of 37 reported cases in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, CDC says

E. coli outbreak: Wendy’s romaine lettuce possible source of 37 reported cases in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, CDC says

WASHINGTON (TOC) — An E. coli outbreak has unfold to 2 further states since first being reported on Wednesday.

The CDC mentioned eight further folks have been added to the listing of circumstances being investigated. The latest circumstances have been present in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

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Thirty-seven folks have reportedly been contaminated by this strand of E. coli, which has been detected in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the CDC mentioned. No deaths have been reported.

Well being officers haven’t confirmed a selected meals that has brought about the outbreak, however in a CDC interview course of, 22 of the 26 circumstances interview mentioned they’d lately eaten at Wendy’s eating places earlier than getting sick.

Wendy’s advised the CDC it’s taking precautions and eradicating the romaine lettuce it makes use of on sandwiches from eating places within the area, the CDC mentioned.

The CDC mentioned there isn’t any proof that romaine lettuce offered in grocery shops, served in different eating places or in folks’s houses is linked to this outbreak.

The CDC is just not advising that folks keep away from consuming at Wendy’s eating places or that folks cease consuming romaine lettuce.

Investigators are working to substantiate that the romaine lettuce is the supply of the outbreak and whether or not it was offered or served at different companies.

Name your healthcare supplier instantly you probably have any extreme E. coli signs.

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