CDC, several states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O103 infections. This investigation includes E. coli O103 infections recently reported by the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

Public health investigators are using the PulseNet 

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is warning people about a sudden increase in E. coli O103 cases.  Kentucky is now reporting 20 ill but not the possible source, however, apparently there are three additional cases in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

The cases in Kentucky were reported between March 5 and 25.

Health officials noted

Eunice Cintron is a 23-year-old woman residing in North Highlands, California. She is among those who became severely ill after consuming E. coli contaminated romaine lettuce. On April 9, 2018, Eunice purchased and consumed a Spicy Southwest salad containing E. coli contaminated romaine lettuce from the Chick-Fil-A located at 4644 Madison Ave, Sacramento, California.

Eunice

Ryan Buban is a 6-year-old boy residing in Rocklin, California with his mother, Taylor Fitzgerald. He is among those who became severely ill after consuming E. coli contaminated romaine lettuce. On April 10, 2018, Ryan consumed a salad containing E. coli contaminated romaine lettuce from the Papa Murphy’s located at 44819 Granite Drive Ste A,

Ethan Kilbourne is a now 18-year-old young man residing in Acworth, Georgia with his mother, Maria, and 14-year-old sister, Carmela. Unfortunately, at the age of 17, he was one of the many individuals who contracted a deadly E. coli O157:H7 illness after consuming what he believed to be a healthy and nourishing food option: romaine

A total of 403 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport were reported from 30 states.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to February 8, 2019.

117 people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicated that ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc. was a