An E. coli outbreak has sickened 72 people across five states and the cause is eluding health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
People started becoming sick March 2, with cases reported in Georgia (eight), Kentucky (36), Ohio (five), Tennessee (21), and Virginia (two), according to the CDC. Eight people were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
There is no specific food item, grocery store or restaurant chain identified as the source of the infections, officials said.
"This is a rapidly evolving investigation," the CDC said in a release. "We will update our advice if a source is identified."