1st romaine-related E. coli case reported in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon is one of several states added to the list of places where people have fallen ill to romaine-related E. coli.

The CDC reported on Wednesday that Oregon, Iowa and Nebraska are among the now 32 states where E. coli illnesses have been reported. 

Since the organization’s last update on May 9, 23 more ill people from 13 states have been added to the investigation — bringing the total to 172 reported cases in 32 states with 75 hospitalizations and one death.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the last shipments of romaine lettuce from the Yuma region were harvested on April 16 and the harvest season is over. It’s unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life.

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