This “Captured Audience” will break the Romaine E. coli Outbreak

Eight people locked up together eating the same romaine lettuce at the same time is an epidemiologist’s dream – especially when those eight people are linked to some 50 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce in the “lower 48.”  You can be assured that the purchasing office will know who supplied the romaine and that supplier will most assuredly know who processed the romaine and that processor likely knows who grew it in Yuma, Arizona – case closed. According to a press release, Alaska state officials are responding to an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis caused by Escherichia coli (E.coli) O157:H7 bacteria in the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome. Eight confirmed cases have been identified to date. The recently discovered cases appear to be connected to a nationwide E. coli outbreak affecting at least 53 persons in 16 states and linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The state departments of Health and Social Services,…

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