The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that romaine lettuce from a single farm is likely to blame for an E. coli outbreak in Georgia, Missouri and eight other states.
Sixty people became sick in the outbreak that began in October and ended in November. No one died, but at least 30 were hospitalized and two developed severe kidney disease.
Thirty-seven of the illnesses were in Missouri. Illinois had the second-most reported illnesses with nine. Besides Georgia, other illnesses were reported in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota and Nebraska.