CDC Traces Source of E. Coli Outbreak

April 16, 2019

A six-state E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 100 people was caused by ground beef, according to findings from to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

People affected by the outbreak—living in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana— reported eating ground beef at home and in the restaurants. Seventeen people were hospitalized due to the illness. The CDC has not identified a single supplier, distributor, or brand as the outbreak source and is not recommending that consumers avoid ground beef at this time or that restaurants stop serving it.