Of the 67 people for whom local public health officials had detailed dietary histories, 81% reported eating at Wendy’s restaurant in the week before the illness began.
“The actual number of sick people in this outbreak is likely higher than reported, and the outbreak may not be confined to states with known illness,” the update said. Some have recovered without medical care and have not been tested for E. coli.”
The CDC is not advising people to avoid Wendy’s, and the agency says there is no evidence that romaine lettuce sold in grocery stores or served in other restaurants is linked to the current outbreak. I point out that it is not.