According to UPI reports
quoting the CDC, At least twenty-three people infected with a strain of E.
coli O157:H7 with a particular "DNA fingerprint" have been
reported from nine states. The illnesses appear to be associated with
products subject to the recalls of 41,280 pounds of beef products from JBS
Swift Beef Co. that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recall
was expanded June 28 to include 380,000 pounds of assorted pieces of beef
-- beef primal products -- from the company.
Also, according to
published reports, samples from unopened packages of ground beef recovered
from a patient's home were tested by the Michigan Public Health Laboratory
and yielded an E. coli O157:H7 isolate that matched the "DNA
fingerprint" of the outbreak strain, the CDC said.