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Costco’s chicken salad blamed in seven-state E. coli outbreak, but not Iowa or Nebraska

Costco’s chicken salad blamed in seven-state E. coli outbreak, but not Iowa or Nebraska

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SEATTLE (AP) — Nineteen people in seven states have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to rotisserie chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

People who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday were advised to throw it away.

The strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can be life-threatening, but no deaths have been reported in the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said five have been hospitalized.

People have fallen ill in California, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

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