First death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak


FILE – This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control said they now have reports of 98 food poisoning cases in 22 states. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)

One person has died and 23 more people have been reported sick in an outbreak of E. coli food poisoning linked to romaine lettuce, federal health officials said Wednesday.

Three more states have been affected by the outbreak, bringing the total to 121 people sickened in 25 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

“One death was reported from California,” the CDC said.

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