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Multi-state outbreak of E.coli linked to romaine lettuce


December 4, 2019

Officials at the Washington State Department of Health last Wednesday advised the public to avoid eating romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Two Washington cases are now included in the multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli linked to romaine lettuce from this area, currently under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“E. coli infections can cause serious complications and we want the public to be aware of the ongoing risk,” said Washington State Epidemiologist for Communicable Disease Scott Lindquist, MD. “Especially going into the Thanksgiving holiday, people...

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