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4 Your Health: CDC warns E. coli outbreak linked to chopped salad kits

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NBC News- There is a new E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits.

The outbreak has sickened eight people in three states, as well as 16 people in Canada, according to the FDA and CDC.

No deaths have been reported, but three people have been hospitalized, including one who developed a type of kidney failure.

Officials say this outbreak is caused by a different strain than the one that has been linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California.

The salad kits in question have the UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z.

They also have a best before date up to and including December 7th.

Rise in health insurance claims for Lyme disease

There has been a dramatic increase in health insurance claims for Lyme disease.

Researchers looked at over 29 billion private healthcare claim records from 2007 to 2018.

They found diagnoses of Lyme disease increased 117 percent during that time period.

While the tick-borne disease is typically associated with rural areas, the data shows there was a larger growth in urban locations.

Priscilla Casper

Priscilla Casper is an anchor and multi-skilled journalist for News 4 Tucson. She anchors weekdays at noon and 4 p.m.

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