The Largest Outbreak of E. coli in a Dozen Years


22 states now affected by dangerous outbreak of E. coli illness from romaine lettuce....

The current E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is the worst multi-state outbreak in more than a decade, according to health officials. CBS says the food poisoning outbreak has spread to three more states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says they now have reports of 98 cases in 22 states, with the addition of Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.

According to CDC data, the U.S. hasn't seen a multi-state outbreak this large since 2006.

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