According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 31 more ill people from 10 states were added to this investigation since the last update on April 18, 2018.
The most recent illness started on April 12, 2018. Illnesses that occurred in the last two to three weeks might not yet be reported because of the time between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC.
Information collected to date indicates that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick.
The investigation has not identified a common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce.
Do not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
Product labels often do not identify growing regions; so, do not eat or buy romaine lettuce if you do not know where it was grown.
This advice includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. If you do not know if the lettuce in a salad mix is romaine, do not eat it.
Do not serve or sell any romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce.
Restaurants and retailers should ask their suppliers about the source of their romaine lettuce.
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coliO157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections.
Eighty-four people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 19 states.
Forty-two people have been hospitalized, including nine people who have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.
No deaths have been reported.
A listing of 78 outbreaks linked to leafy greens since 1995 is posted here.