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The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention stated Friday it’s investigating an E. coli outbreak in 4 states that has sickened at the least 37 folks and put 10 within the hospital.
The well being safety company stated the supply of the outbreak has not been decided however stated lots of the sick folks had reported consuming sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s eating places in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania earlier than getting sick.
Thus far, 19 folks reported falling in poor health in Ohio, 15 in Michigan, two in Pennsylvania and one in Indiana, however the CDC stated the true quantity is prone to be larger. There have been no reported deaths linked to the outbreak.
Wendy’s stated in an announcement that’s it “totally cooperating with public well being authorities on their ongoing investigation” and was eradicating romaine lettuce from sandwiches within the area as a precautionary measure. The CDC stated it was nonetheless working to substantiate if the lettuce was the trigger. Wendy’s added that the romaine lettuce utilized in its salads is totally different from the lettuce within the affected sandwiches.
The CDC stated there was no proof that romaine lettuce from different eating places or grocery shops is linked to the outbreak and was not advising folks to cease consuming at Wendy’s.
Sicknesses had been reported from July 26 via Aug. 8, and the ages of sick folks vary from 6 to 91. Among the many 10 hospitalized, three developed a sort of kidney failure, the CDC stated.
There are practically 1,100 Wendy’s eating places within the 4 states, based on Reuters.