Late last month, the panic followed reports that an outbreak of E. coli bacteria was rapidly spreading across Ohio and Michigan, initially making 30 people sick – quickly followed by weeks and numbers. not only increased but Wendy’s seems to be the culprit. According to an updated report from the CDC, 13 more cases of E.coli infection have been identified, bringing the new total to nearly 100, and all of which are traced back to the popular fast food chain Wendy’s.
Unfortunately, for those who were hoping the recent E. coli outbreak has slowed, they’re having some disappointing news. @HuffPost reported, CDC recently announced they have identified 13 other E. coli outbreaks that began last month in Ohio and Michigan, and quickly spread to Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and New York. York. During the investigation, the CDC tracked the outbreak of fast-food chain Wendy’s, as it determined that people who ate romaine lettuce on the company’s burgers and sandwiches became ill.
New data shows that when New York and Kentucky reported their first cases, four other states saw their E.coli infections rise, like Michigan with 54 getting sick, Ohio having 24 people, Indiana with 11 people and Pennsylvania with two cases. This brings the new total to 97 people who fell ill with an E. coli outbreak within the past two weeks. Of that total, 43 were hospitalized and 10 others developed much more severe symptoms that could be related to kidney failure. To date, no deaths have been reported from the outbreak.
Wendy’s previously released a statement regarding the E. coli outbreak confirming their full cooperation with the CDC. “We are fully cooperating with public health authorities on their ongoing investigation of reported regional E. coli outbreaks in several Midwestern states.”
The company continued, adding, “While the CDC has yet to confirm a specific food as the source of that outbreak, we have taken precautions to remove sandwich lettuce from some restaurants in the area. there”.