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An E. coli outbreak in several states is linked to tainted romaine lettuce


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an E. coli outbreak that's related to tainted romaine lettuce that has left dozens of people sick in multiple states across the U.S. and in Canada.

Nationwide, 17 people have gotten sick, including one person in Virginia, our affiliate WJLA reported. One person is said to have died as a result of the infection as well.

Reports of illnesses started on November 15 through December 8, 2017.

Canada has seen 41 cases linked to the popular salad ingredient.

Now, health officials are working to track down where that lettuce came from and how to keep the outbreak from spreading.

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