The United States Centres
for Disease Control is reporting that 17 people have been stricken with E. coli
0157:H7 food poisoning.
It follows a similar
situation in Canada where more than 30 people have been sickened. Newfoundland
and Nova Scotia have had the most cases.
Preliminary results show
that the type of E. coli making people sick in both countries is closely
related genetically, meaning the ill people are more likely to share a common
source of infection.
The Public Health Agency of
Canada also says the cases here have a highly-similar DNA profile and it has
identified romaine lettuce as the likely source.
But the officials on both
sides of the border have yet to name a company or state where the romaine originated.
Are they afraid to reveal helpful information to consumers because they might be sued?
Just get Trump to tweet it!