ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say an E. coli outbreak traced to recalled beef in Michigan and Ohio has spawned cases in three other states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says New York,
Kentucky and Indiana each have one lab-confirmed case of a bacterial infection that matches the 41 previously reported cases.
The outbreak has been traced to beef sold in Kroger supermarkets
in Michigan and Ohio. Cincinnati-based Kroger last month recalled ground beef sold in Michigan and Ohio stores, then this month expanded it to include other states. About 5.3 million pounds of beef was recalled.
CDC investigator Mark Sotir says the Kentucky patient lives near
Ohio, but the New York and Indiana patients did not travel to either of the states where the outbreak began.
Details of Kroger's beef recall are still available online.
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