CDC Says E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Is Over

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Published on January 10, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

CDC Says E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Is Over

Health officials said that all potentially tainted lettuce should no longer be available on store shelves.

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CDC Says E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Is Over

Health officials say the recent E.

Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce "appears to be over." The CDC  announced Wednesday  that all potentially tainted lettuce should no longer be available on store shelves.

The public was first  alerted to the outbreak  in November — it was one of two E.

Coli outbreaks linked to romaine last year.  After initially advising people to not eat any of the lettuce, the  CDC and FDA traced  the contaminated produce to the Central Coast growing region in California.

Investigators ultimately discovered the specific E.

Coli strain in  an irrigation reservoir  on a farm in Santa Barbara County.

As of Wednesday, 62 people across 16 states and the District of Columbia had gotten sick from the E.

Coli strain.

The same outbreak also sickened more than two-dozen people in Canada.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN . 

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