080612-map.jpgThe CDC reported an increase in  th number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Maine (1), Massachusetts (3), New Hampshire (2), New York (18), Rhode Island (2), Vermont (11), Virginia (2), and West Virginia (1).

Eleven ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Among 40 persons for whom information is available, illness onset dates range from June 6, 2012 to July 9, 2012. Ill persons range in age from 3 years to 101 years, with a median age of 50 years; 53% are female. Among 33 persons with available information, 11 (33%) reported being hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions at a single production facility is the likely source of this outbreak.