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October 05, 2018
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VIDEO: CDC expert discusses E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

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SAN FRANCISCO In April of this year, the FDA and CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7, which was ultimately linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region in Arizona and California.

Christopher R. Braden, MD, deputy director of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, spoke with Infectious Disease News at IDWeek about the CDC’s investigation and the importance of disease detection by physicians.

According to Braden, the first patients linked to the outbreak had all eaten salads at restaurants that were part of the same chain in New Jersey.

Reference:

Braden CR. Abstract 951. Presented at: IDWeek; Oct. 3-7, 2018; San Francisco.

Disclosures: Braden reports no relevant financial disclosures.