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CDC, FDA say E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 12:19:12-05

Federal health agencies say the nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is now over.

The outbreak started in September, infecting a total of 167 people in 27 states. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration said the outbreak was officially over and people don’t need to avoid lettuce from Salinas, California.

Nearly two-thirds of the 167 people who were infected with E. coli were female. Eighty-five people were hospitalized, but no deaths.