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Romaine Lettuce Is Unsafe To Eat, Should Be Thrown Out: CDC

Romaine Lettuce Is Unsafe To Eat, Should Be Thrown Out: CDC”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a similar alert, advising all Americans to avoid eating romaine lettuce.

The warning includes all types of romaine lettuce and any salad mix that contains romaine lettuce.

Consumers and retailers should throw away romaine lettuce even if some of it has been consumed and no one has gotten sick.

Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored.

Thirty-two people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 11 states. Thirteen were hospitalized, including one person who developed a type of kidney failure.

No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the USA were hospitalized.

The Food and Drug Administration says it's working with officials in Canada, where people are also being warned to stay away from romaine lettuce.

32 people from 11 states have been infected, but Kentucky has yet to report a case.

The CDC will be providing new updates as it learns more about this particular outbreak, but until then, just avoid the leafy vegetable and you should be okay. Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 8 to October 31.

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

There are two people ill in MA, the CDC says. 18 people in Canada have also fallen ill. This outbreak is not related to a multistate outbreak linked to romaine lettuce this summer.

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

Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.

Individuals should seek medical help if diarrhea lasts for more than three days or if it is accompanied by high fever, blood in the stool or an inability to keep liquids down because of vomiting.

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