E. coli outbreak in Idaho linked to romaine lettuce

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) An outbreak of illnesses from E.coli infections has made its way to Idaho.

Eight people in the Gem State have become sick from the bacteria. Three of them were hospitalized and two have developed kidney failure. The Department of Health and Welfare said all of the hospitalized people were between 20 and 55.

The Centers for Disease Control have traced the outbreak to chopped romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona. They have not found a common grower, supplier, distributor or brand.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare advises people to throw out all pre-chopped romaine lettuce from Yuma or an unknown source. Even if they had it before and didn't get sick.

Of the 10 states with reported illnesses from E.coli, only Pennsylvania had more effected people. In the U.S. 35 people have become sick from the bacteria.



 
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