7 States Hit with E.Coli Outbreak


e.coliThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday 19 people across seven states contracted E.coli in an outbreak that officials have linked to chicken salad purchased at Costco.

People who bought chicken salad at U.S. Costco stores on or before Friday were directed to throw it away. Though strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can be deadly, no deaths were reported.

Five people have been hospitalized and two have developed a type of kidney failure, according to the CDC. Six of those affected were in Montana, five in Utah, four in Colorado and one each in California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington state.

Reports of the illness first began on Oct. 6 and involved people from ages 5 to 84. Read more.