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Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC

Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC

This applies to all types of romaine lettuce, including hearts of romaine and prepackaged salad mixes. And after you do that, be sure to wash and sanitize the crisper drawer or fridge shelf the lettuce touched.

The CDC is issuing a new warning about romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak in the United States. One person in CT was reported by the FDA to have been made sick. Consumers should avoid store-bought romaine, as well as any prepared salads that contain the lettuce.

Of the 53 cases reported, the CDC said, 31 patients had to be hospitalized.

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Among the people infected in Canada, all had consumed romaine lettuce, either at home or in restaurants or fast food chains.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is urging everyone in Quebec and Ontario to throw away their romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak.

Symptoms of E. coli illness include nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, severe stomach cramps and watery or bloody diarrhea. But he says suppliers can help by withdrawing romaine products until the contamination can be identified.

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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. Seven cases were reported in New Jersey - the third-most in the nation.

This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide more information as it becomes available. Most people get better within 5 to 7 days. Some studies have shown that administering antibiotics to patients with E. coli infections might increase their risk of developing HUS, and a benefit of treatment has not been clearly demonstrated.

Patients with illnesses from E. Coli were found in California, Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, New York, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin and MA, according to CDC's preliminary investigation.

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