Today the CDC updated its investigation summary on the Bravo Farms Gouda cheese E. coli O157:H7 outbreak.  The outbreak involves a rare strain of E. coli O157:H7 that has never been seen before in the PulseNet database. Now the CDC counts 38 confirmed cases in the outbreak, all having the distinguishing strain of E. coli.  There have been 15 reported hospitalizations, 1 case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and no deaths.