Source of Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Found

Source of Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Found

The source of the romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak that lead to five deaths may have been caused by contaminated canal water, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In an update, the CDC said the outbreak appears to be over as of June 28. The outbreak was isolated to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

The CDC says investigators will continue their research to see how the bacteria could have enter the water.

During the outbreak, 210 people were infected with E.coli from 36 states, 96 people were hospitalized and five people died.

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