CNN: Romaine lettuce to blame for multistate E. coli outbreak


35 Cases of E.coli across 11 states have been reported and linked to a romaine lettuce outbreak in Yuma, Arizona according to the CDC. 22 of the 35 affected individuals have been hospitalized with three patients developing hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. Symptoms of  E. coli, a bacterial infection include vomiting and diarrhea and typically appear within three to four days following exposure. The CDC advises that store bought romaine lettuce be thrown away to prevent infection. The CDC and FDA are working to identify the exact source of the outbreak to prevent further infections. To read more about the outbreak, click here.

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