CDC: 19 people infected in 7 states from E. coli in Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Posted on November 25, 2015 by


CDC update on Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recall.

As of November 23, 2015, 19 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 7 states.

The majority of illnesses have been reported from states in the western United States.
5 ill people have been hospitalized, and 2 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.

The epidemiologic evidence available at this time suggests that rotisserie chicken salad made and sold in Costco Wholesale stores in several states is a likely source of this outbreak.

14 (88%) of 16 people purchased or ate rotisserie chicken salad from Costco in the week before illness started.
The ongoing investigation has not identified what specific ingredient in the chicken salad is linked to illness.

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