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Food Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections affecting 13 states including one in Pennsylvania.
Seventeen illnesses, which occurred between Nov. 15 and Dec. 8, 2017, were reported in all. Three occurred in California, two in Connecticut, and one each in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington.
ThePublic Health Agency of Canadaalso is investigating an outbreak of STEC O157:H7 infections in several provinces, according to a release from the CDC.
Genome sequencing is being performed on bacteria samples making people sick in the United States to provide information on whether the illnesses are related to those that occurred in Canada. Preliminary results show that the type of E. coli making people sick in both countries is closely related genetically which means the sick people are more likely to share a common source of infection, the CDC says.