Monday, 20 August, 2018

Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce in the US

First E. coli infection linked to lettuce reported in ND ND Department of Health reports first case of E. coli linked to Arizona lettuce
Ginger Lawrence | 14 May, 2018, 11:23

The NDDoH has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and local health officials in this national investigation. The CDC said that over five days last week there were 23 more reported illnesses in 10 states, in addition to the single death, in California. The first death was reported earlier this week, in California.

North Dakota'sDepartment of Health did not provide any details about the age or gender of the person confirmed as being an outbreak case.

"It's this continuous cycle of production, so it was eventually going to move out of the Yuma Valley into the next growing region", said Leiseth. That's followed closely by Pennsylvania with 20, and Idaho with 11.

North Dakota has recorded its first case of E-Coli infection linked to romaine lettuce.

The CDC says the bacteria strain behind the current outbreak is one that tends to cause more serious illnesses.

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Fifty-two of the ill people were hospitalized.

Symptoms of E. coli include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Numerous people sickened across the country consumed chopped lettuce that had been sold in bagged form to restaurants. State health officials are investigating another potential case.

State health officials are urging establishments and retailers to not sell or serve romaine lettuce, including chopped, whole head or hearts, that originate from Yuma.

Anyone who has eaten romaine lettuce and developed symptoms of E. coli infection should immediately seek medical attention and tell their doctors about their possible exposure pathogen. "Washing it doesn't make it safe".