The E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp salad kits has ended with 10 people from five states sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although these kits contain romaine lettuce from Salinas, CA, this outbreak was caused by a different strain of E. coli O157:H7 than the one associated with the outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA.
Since December 10, 2019, the date of the CDC’s last update about this outbreak, two additional illnesses from two additional states have been reported. The final case count from each of the five states is as follows: Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Minnesota (4), North Dakota (1), and Wisconsin (3). The case-patients who range in age from 21 to 92 years old, reported onset of illness dates from November 5, 2019, to November 16, 2019. Four of them were so sick they needed to be hospitalized including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections.
The Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp salad kits associated with this outbreak should no longer be in stores because they had best-before dates up to and including December 7, 2019.
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