Published: Wed, November 21, 2018
Medicine | By Debra Reynolds

Don’t eat any romaine lettuce, CDC warns, as E. coli outbreak grows

Don’t eat any romaine lettuce, CDC warns, as E. coli outbreak grows

So far, 32 people in 11 states have gotten sick, and 13 required hospitalization.

No brand names have been identified and no recall was ordered.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce as it may be contaminated with E. coli.

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For people how have romaine lettuce in their homes, the CDC is advising they wash and sanitize any drawers or shelves where it was stored. The current outbreak is not related to a recent multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce.

Patients with illnesses from E. Coli were found in California, Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, New York, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin and MA, according to CDC's preliminary investigation. Thirteen were hospitalized, including one person who developed a type of kidney failure.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it's working with USA authorities to determine the source of the romaine lettuce those who got ill were exposed to. The CDC says a new outbreak has made lettuce risky to eat, just in time for America's most foodcentric holiday. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

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Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.

In Canada, based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to romaine lettuce has been identified as a source of the outbreak, but the cause of contamination has not been identified.

Of the 11 states, three cases have been reported in New Jersey.

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Most people get better within 5-7 days. Some people may have a fever, which usually is not very high (less than 101˚F/38.5˚C).

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