E. coli cases have been popping up around Washington and several other states over the last month. A report from The Sky Valley Chronicle provides a CDC update on the situation:
Revised numbers from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) show that as of this past Friday June 27, a total of 18 people have now been infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) in five states.
Washington State has the largest number of confirmed cases at 11.
Epidemiology and traceback investigations conducted by local, state, and federal officials indicated that contaminated raw clover sprouts produced by Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC of Moyie Springs, Idaho are the likely source of this outbreak.
The CDC and FDA recommend that consumers do not eat any raw clover sprouts produced by Evergreen Fresh Sprouts and that retailers do not sell or serve them.