[3 May/CNBC]

A week long E. coli outbreak in the US has killed one person and expanded to half of the U.S. states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 121 total cases were reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration were investigating the outbreak and said illnesses at an Alaskan prison was tied to whole-head romaine lettuce linked to Harrison Farms. The CDC urged people to not eat romaine lettuce unless they could confirm it didn’t come from the Yuma region. The infections have hospitalised 52 people. It can lead to kidney failure.