E. coli Contaminated Lettuce Causes First Death

(From The Washington Examiner)

At least one person has died as a result of eating romaine lettuce infected with E. coli, federal officials say.

The death was in California, which has the highest number of illnesses in the country. The California Department of Public Health didn’t provide additional details about the death, citing patient privacy laws.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that 23 more people had been infected with E. coli that could be tied to eating romaine. Since the last case count update on April 27, 23 more people have become sick, bringing the total to 121 sicknesses in 25 states.

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