Today we are filing the 4th and 5th lawsuits against various Wendy’s franchises, Wendy’s Co., and “John Does” grower, processor and shipper. We are presently representing 32 individuals, including 4 with HUS.

We also ask Wendy’s Co., to confirm the names of grower, processor and shipper. And, to offer to pay now the out-of-pocket medical expenses and lost wages of its sickened customers.

The CDC’s numbers as of last week were 84.  The number is not complete as are the ages and %. A database for WGS, NCBI, has it at 94.  If you look at the Health Department sites in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania reports, the number is over 150.

I will keep you posted.

CDC update 8/25 

84 illnesses

Age:  5 to 94 years, median 24 years

52% male, 48% female

Indiana: 6

Michigan: 53

Ohio: 23

Pennsylvania: 2

62 out of 84 interviewed (74%)

52 of those 62 reported eating at a Wendy’s (84% of interviewed, 62% overall)

17 of those 52 had detailed information about what they ate at Wendy’s (33% of interviewed with detailed, 20% overall)

15 of those 17 reported eating romaine lettuce served on burgers and sandwiches (88% of interviewed with detailed eating sandwich w/romaine, 18% overall)

NCBI update 8/29

Note, the SNP Cluster # is dynamic and changes as more isolates are added

SNP Cluster PDS000116884.1

94 Isolates Selected

Distance between selected isolates: minimum = 0 SNPs, maximum = 3 SNPs, average = 0 SNPs

73 are 0 SNPs

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