The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that contaminated canal water near romaine lettuce growing fields is the likely source of a strain of E. coli that has sickened at least 210 people across 36 states, killing 5.
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June 28, 2018 – The E. coli outbreak is over, according to an update issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency has confirmed at least 210 illnesses associated with the outbreak, including the 5 who died.
FDA said 27 of the victims have developed a severe form of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and that the most recent patient fell ill on June 6.
“To date, CDC analysis of samples taken from canal water in the region has identified the presence of E. coli O157: H7 with the same genetic fingerprint as the outbreak strain,” FDA said. “We have identified additional strains of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli in water and soil samples, but at this time, the samples from the canal water are the only matches to the outbreak strain.”
The agency in April identified Harrison Farms of Yuma, Arizona, as the grower and only source of the whole-head romaine lettuce that sickened several people in an Alaska correctional facility. However, it was not determined where in the supply chain the contamination occurred until this week.
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