Thanks to Canada for telling US about what’s happening in the US

According to Alex McKeen of the Star, the Center for Disease Control is reporting 17 cases of E. coli infection across 13 American states, dating as early as Nov. 15, 2017.

While the cases extend coast-to-coast, from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington, the bulk of the U.S. instances of the infection were in the northeast part of the country.

Of the 17 U.S. cases, five people have been hospitalized, one of whom has died. Two have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, which Canada’s public health authority calls a rare life-threatening symptom of E. coli infection.

The Center for Disease Control has not yet determined whether the people sick with E. coli infection in that country have a type of food in common, but Canada has linked the cases in this country to romaine lettuce.

There are 40 sick in Canada with 1 death in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.