Coli outbreak warning extended to all types of romaine lettuce products

Apr 22, 2018, 01:45
Coli outbreak warning extended to all types of romaine lettuce products

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified that the contaminated lettuce comes from the Yuma region, it has warned consumers that most package labels do not identifying growing regions.

Most people reported eating a salad at a restaurant, and romaine lettuce was the only common ingredient identified among the salads eaten.

The CDC had originally traced the outbreak - which has sickened at least 53 people across 16 states - specifically to chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region. Of the hospitalizations, five patients developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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The following information from the CDC website indicates that consumers should not "buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region".

"Harvard University Dining Services romaine lettuce is NOT affected by the current recall". As of yet, the infected states include: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, Missouri, Louisiana, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Alaska. "If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away".

Symptoms of E. coli infection include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

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Friday broadened a health-related warning regarding infected lettuce, pointing out individuals ought to stay clear of full heads as well as hearts of romaine lettuce which could have originated from the Yuma area of Arizona.

The CDC has issued a warning against consuming romaine lettuce. For some, the illness may include a fever. Symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome include less urination, feeling very exhausted, and losing color in the cheeks.

A minimum of 31 have already been hospitalized, 5 with kidney breakdown.

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