WASHINGTON (AP) - An outbreak of E. coli poisoning has expanded
to Tennessee, where one more person has been sickened after eating
romaine lettuce grown on an Arizona farm.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says
there are now 23 confirmed cases of E. coli and seven probable
cases connected with the tainted lettuce. That is up from 19
confirmed by CDC earlier this week.
The rest of those sickened live in Michigan, Ohio and New York.
Many of them were middle school, high school and college students
who ate in school cafeterias. There have been two recalls of
romaine lettuce related to the outbreak, both by suppliers who
bought lettuce from the same Yuma, Ariz., farm.
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