Romain Lettuce E-Coli Cases Surround Alabama, but Not a Single Case in State.

CDC map shows all of the adjoining states have reported cases of illness.


This CDC map shows reports of illness in each of the states surrounding Alabama…but not a single case in the state.

Five new cases were reported by the CDC on Friday.

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted Arizona-grown romaine lettuce, bringing the total to five.

The Arizona growing season is long over and it’s unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores or people’s homes. But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in.

In an update Friday, health officials said 25 more cases raised the total to 197 illnesses in 35 states. At least 89 were hospitalized.

Previously one death had been reported, in California. On Friday, health officials said they have learned of four more – another in California as well as one each in Arkansas, Minnesota and New York.

Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.

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6/1/2018 10:28:17 AM (GMT -5:00)

State Ill People
Alaska 8
Arkansas 1
Arizona 9
California 45
Colorado 3
Connecticut 2
Florida 1
Georgia 5
Idaho 11
Illinois 2
Iowa 1
Kentucky 1
Louisiana 1
Massachusetts 4
Michigan 5
Minnesota 12
Mississippi 1
Missouri 1
Montana 9
Nebraska 1
New Jersey 8
New York 10
North Carolina 1
North Dakota 3
Ohio 7
Oklahoma 1
Oregon 1
Pennsylvania 24
South Dakota 1
Tennessee 3
Texas 3
Utah 1
Virginia 1
Washington 7
Wisconsin 3
Total                 197
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