Coli outbreak from romaine lettuce spreads

Coli outbreak from romaine lettuce spreads

Coli outbreak from romaine lettuce spreads

Three more states - Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wisconsin - reported people falling sick. They added that everyone needs to take precautions as those sickened throughout the outbreak range in age from the very young to very old, with a median age of 31 years.

"The family reported that they have not traveled out of state recently, suggesting that the family's exposure to E. coli was local", the blog says. This is not a time to be tailoring the message to risk groups.

People who have become sick with E. coli will begin to feel the symptoms between two and eight days after consumption of the contaminated food.

Forty-six of the ill individuals have been hospitalized, a higher rate than the 30% typically seen in E. coli outbreaks. Further, 10 patients received a diagnosis of a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the bacteria strain behind the outbreak tends to cause more serious illnesses.

Speaking at the news instruction, he anxious that other location farms might likewise be impacted. Investigators have not determined where in the supply chain the contamination occurred - whether in the growing, harvesting, packaging or distribution stage - that caused those inmates' illness.

A nation-wide outbreak of E.coli that is linked to romaine lettuce has landed in Georgia.

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If you already have store bought romaine lettuce in your fridge, the CDC said you're better off not eating and throwing it away. This outbreak has sent at least 98 people across the U.S.to the hospital, including an Atlanta teen who officials say ate salads from restaurants and bagged romaine lettuce. If there is any uncertainty as to food products' origin or type, consumers should throw it out.

Disclosure: Wise works for the CDC, Harris works for the FDA.

"When I look at a bag of lettuce and it says product of the United States of America, do I know it's from Yuma?"

The E. coli bacterium can cause bloody diarrhea, vomiting and cramps.

"If its coming from a processor, which is bagged lettuce, it becomes much more hard to trace that because often times several farms will sell to the plants", said Eric Derstine, horticulture extension agent for Pitt County.

This is the most significant Shiga-toxin producing E.coli break out considering that a 2006 break out connected to spinach grown in the Salinas Valley in California, Wise stated.

The advice from the CDC includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce.

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