CDC: 19 E. Coli Cases in 7 States Linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

November 24, 2015

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that, as of Nov. 23, there were 19 people from seven states sickened by the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of Costco chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken.

Five people have been hospitalized and two developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious kidney problem associated with E. coli infections. No deaths have been reported, according to CDC.

CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, and public health officials in several states are investigating this outbreak, the federal…