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CDC investigating E. coli outbreak related to tainted romaine lettuce in multiple states

CDC investigating E. coli outbreak related to tainted romaine lettuce in multiple states. (MGN)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an E. coli outbreak that's related to tainted romaine lettuce that has left dozens of people sick in multiple states across the U.S. and Canada.

Nationwide, 17 people have gotten sick. One person is said to have died as a result of the infection as well.

The CDC says illnesses have been reported in the following states:

  • California (3)
  • Connecticut (2)
  • Illinois (1)
  • Indiana (1)
  • Michigan (1)
  • Nebraska (1)
  • New Hampshire (2)
  • New York (1)
  • Ohio (1)
  • Pennsylvania (1)
  • Virginia (1)
  • Vermont (1)
  • Washington (1)

Reports of illnesses started on Nov. 15 through Dec. 8, 2017.

Canada has seen 41 cases linked to the popular salad ingredient.

Now, health officials are working to track down where that lettuce came from and how to keep the outbreak from spreading.

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