The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced the first fatality from the recent Romaine lettuce e. coli outbreak. The death happened in California and now brings the total affected people to 121.
The CDC’s romaine lettuce recall now covers all 50 states. They are now warning all US citizens not to eat romaine lettuce, or any products containing romaine lettuce at restaurants and at home.
The 121 cases now cover 25 different states, according to their report. “Ill people range in age from 10 to 85 years, with a median age of 34. Seventy percent of ill people are female. Thirty-one ill people have been hospitalized, including five people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. ”
The CDC is now instructing everyone to “not eat or buy ANY type of romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona growing region…”
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce continues. Do not eat or buy ANY type of romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. https://t.co/WTdyf3IWsY pic.twitter.com/oFe2KrwBYs
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 2, 2018
Do you know anyone who has recently become ill after eating romaine?