19 people ill in E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

November 25, 2015 7:53 AM

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19 people ill in E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

People who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday were advised to throw it away, even if no one has gotten sick.

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

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