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Wendy’s-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Spreads to New York, Kentucky

  • One illness in each state as total number affected grows to 97
  • Fast-food chain has removed sandwich lettuce from some stores
A Wendy's Restaurant As Gains Tops Estimated Forecast

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An outbreak of E. coli bacteria infections in the US linked to Wendy’s Co. has spread to New York and Kentucky, part of a group of six states where illnesses have now been discovered. 

About 13 more cases were reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency said Thursday, bringing the number of those affected to 97 through the end of August. Some have had more severe outcomes, including 43 individuals who were hospitalized. Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, with just one each in New York and Kentucky.