California Residents Hit Particularly Hard By E. Coli Outbreak
Out of 197 cases nationwide, California had 45 people affected. Also, the first person reported to die in connection with the strain was an 87-year-old man from Raymond, a community in Madera County, California.
Close To A Quarter Of Lettuce-Related E. Coli Cases Were In California
The nationwide outbreak of E. Coli tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has now sickened 45 people in California, according to state health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday announced an update on the number of cases around the country: At least 197 people in 35 states have now become sick from the outbreak. (Goldberg, 6/4)
In other news from across the state —
Orange County Register:
Pets Not Eating More Marijuana In California, Post Prop 64, Data Shows
For several years, calls to animal poison control centers about pets accidentally ingesting marijuana — typically when the drug is used as an ingredient in food — have been on the rise. But new data suggests that hasn’t changed since Jan. 1, when recreational sales became legal in California. (Staggs, 6/4)