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Tuesday health officials said. Based on the U.S. Centers for Disease Avoidance and Control, the cucumbers had been distributed in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, NJ, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, SC, Texas and Utah. Distribution to other states could also have occurred, the agency added. Four deaths have already been reported in the outbreak: one in Arizona, one in California, one in Oklahoma, and one in Texas.