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Oregon Strawberries Implicated In E. Coli Outbreak That Kills 1, Sickens At Least 9

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Health officials say one person has died and at least nine others were made sick from an E. coli outbreak traced to fresh strawberries picked at a farm in northwestern Oregon.

The Oregon Public Health Authority identified the source of the outbreak Monday as the Jaquith Strawberry Farm in Newberg, about 25 miles southwest of Portland.

Four people have been hospitalized. The fatality was an elderly woman from Washington County who died of kidney failure.

Dr. Paul Cieslak says the source of the bacteria is likely fecal material from a deer and the farm does not appear to have done anything wrong.

Officials say strawberries are safe if they were sold in supermarkets, after Aug. 1, south of Benton County, and east of Multnomah County.

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