CDC: E. coli outbreak linked to romaine is over

The nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce "appears to be over," the CDC said Jan. 9.

Three things to know:

1. The outbreak sickened 62 people across 16 states and caused 25 hospitalizations.

2. Illnesses first sprouted up in October 2018, and the CDC announced the outbreak two days before Thanksgiving.

3. Health officials tracked the E. coli strain responsible for the outbreak to sediment from an agricultural water reservoir at a farm in Santa Barbara County, Calif.

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