31 more people infected in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

  • 31 more people infected in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

31 more people infected in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding residents to throw out any romaine lettuce that may be linked to a recent E.coli outbreak.

Health warnings about contaminated romaine lettuce are expanding as officials continue working to determine why this E. coli strain is causing a higher percentage of hospitalizations.

Based on information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, DHS said people should not eat whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine due to an outbreak of E. coliO157.

While the current cases are connected to the Yuma, Arizona, area, the CDC warns that package labels do not often identify growing regions.

The CDC and the FDA also are advising people that before they eat romaine lettuce from a restaurant or grocery store, to confirm that it is not from the Yuma growing region.

The investigation has not identified a common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce.

The Ohio Department of Health tells 21 News that an 18-year-old woman from Mahoning reported symptoms in late March.

If you or a loved one have been sickened with an E. coli O157:H7 infection or HUS, please contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900. Most are gone within a week, but some can last longer and be more severe, the CDC said. To avoid becoming infected with a harmful strain, the CDC recommends using proper hygiene; cooking meat at proper temperatures; avoiding raw milk, unpasteurized dairy products and juices; and not swallowing water when swimming.

Meijer and Kroger say they're selling romaine lettuce that's safe to eat.

They went back to the emergency room, where the hospital said Radovich was having kidney failure and sent her by ambulance to a nearby children's hospital in Roseville, California.

To this point, 31 people nationwide have been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak, including five who have developed kidney failure.

According to the CDC, no deaths have been reported.

Do not serve or sell any romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. While E. Coli can survive a good scrubbing, the idea that animal poop makes it onto your lettuce should be enough to prompt you to keep your leafy greens under the faucet for at least a few extra seconds.