E. coli outbreak in 11 states linked to romaine lettuce

35 sick from E. Coli outbreak traced to romaine lettuce

E. coli outbreak in 11 states linked to romaine lettuce

The CDC reports 69 percent of those infected are women, and that 22 have been hospitalized and three have suffered from a type of kidney failure. "This takes an average of two to three weeks".

CDC investigators don't believe this outbreak is connected to the one that occurred late past year in the United States and Canada, although it is the same potentially deadly strain, E.coli O157:H7.

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This is a different E. coli O157:H7 HUS outbreak from the E. coli outbreak that took place from November to December 2017. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away. This percentage is significantly higher than results from a survey [787 KB] of healthy people in which 46% reported eating romaine lettuce in the week before they were interviewed. That includes salads and salad mixes that contain romaine lettuce. The CDC says all the victims were sickened between March 22 and March 31, with most reporting that they ate romaine within a week of getting sick. The restaurants reported using bagged, chopped romaine lettuce to make salads.

Idaho Health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 11 states, including Idaho.

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The CDC has not been able to identify a common grower, supplier, distributor or brand of romaine lettuce. However, preliminary information indicates that the chopped romaine lettuce was from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide more information as it becomes available. "The FDA now does not have information to indicate that whole-head romaine lettuce or hearts of romaine have contributed to this outbreak". Our lawyers represent clients and families of children sickened with bacterial infections in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against retailers, grocery stores, food processors, restaurants, daycare centers, schools, and others.

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