• An E. coli outbreak has sickened at least 72 people in five states, the CDC announced on Friday.
  • Eight people who have been infected have been hospitalized.
  • Investigators have not identified any specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain as the source of the infections.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

An error has occurred

Business Insider

Sign up for our best stories delivered to your inbox

By clicking Sign Up, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider Inc. and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

E. coli has sickened more than 70 people in five states, and health officials continue to search for the source.

72 people have been infected with an outbreak strain of E. coli O103, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Eight people have been hospitalized.

Investigators are still attempting to pinpoint the source of the outbreak and have not identified any specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain as the source of the infections….