Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tainted spinach found in Illinois

Illinois Reports First Spinach-Caused E. coli Case

LASALLE COUNTY, Ill. -- The tainted spinach cases across the country made headlines last week, and now there's an official first case in Illinois.

An elderly woman in LaSalle County has the same strain of E. coli linked to the nationwide outbreak. She experienced kidney failure as a result of tainted spinach consumption.

Doctors said they've done a fingerprint on the particular strain and determined they are one in the same.

An Ohio mother believes bagged spinach caused the death of her 23-month old daughter and is the culprit behind her two nephews becoming ill.

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