coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has turned deadly, with one person dying in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
The California Department of Public Health confirmed the death but would not provide more details, citing patient privacy laws.
The illnesses appear to stem from romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region, and the C.D.C.
The remainder are linked to chopped, bagged lettuce whose supplier, or suppliers, officials have not conclusively identified.
The current outbreak is the largest in the United States since 2006, when 199 people became ill and three died from E.