1 dead, 16 sick from E. coli in strawberries - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

1 dead, 16 sick from E. coli in strawberries

(CNN) - A deadly E. coli outbreak in Oregon has been traced to a strawberry farm. One person has died and 16 people have become sick from the bacteria.

Oregon Public Health officials say the strawberries came from a farm in rural Washington County. It is a major strawberry producer in Oregon that distributes to farmers markets and roadside stands.

The farm stopped production at the end of July after learning of the outbreak.

Health officials are concerned that some people may have frozen berries or turned them into jam.

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