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The source of romaine lettuce E. coli bacteria that sickened 210 people in 36 states, including 11 in New York, has been detected in canal waters in the Yuma, Arizona, growing region, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

The CDC said this week that the agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate the outbreak to determine how the bacteria entered the water in Yuma, one of the largest wintertime lettuce growing regions in the country.   

Five people died as a result of the outbreak, including one in New York state.

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