More illnesses reported in the outbreak of E. coli, according to the CDC

(WJW) – Other illnesses have been reported in an outbreak of E. coli in four states, including Ohio.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47 more illnesses have been reported since Friday.

In total, the CDC has reported 84 people infected with the outbreak, including 23 in Ohio. There have also been reports in Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Thirty-eight people were hospitalized and eight Michigan patients developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic-uremic syndrome.

No deaths have been reported in the outbreak.

Although not confirmed as the source of the outbreak, the CDC says many people who became ill ate sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s regional restaurants.

As a precaution, Wendy’s is removing romaine lettuce used in its sandwiches from restaurants in affected areas.

Symptoms include a fever over 102˚F, bloody diarrhea, or intense vomiting.

The CDC says the actual number of sick people in this outbreak is likely higher than the reported number.

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