The CDC tracked the infections across eleven states to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, but no brand or grower has been identified, according to the CDC.
Montana epidemiologist Rachel Hinnenkamp said via email that those with symptoms of an E. coli infection should consult with their health care provider, write down what you ate in the week before you became ill, report your illness to your local health department, and assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.. Romaine lettuce is the one behind a recent e-coli outbreak impacting consumers across the country but that lettuce was grown in Yuma so we are the most likely to have it in our grocery stores. They include various items prepared with romaine lettuce and sold in our catering, restaurant and salad bar areas.
The health agency is advising people to throw away romaine lettuce, including salad mixes that contain the vegetable. Three cases of E. coli in Arizona have been linked to this multistate outbreak.
An E. coli outbreak linked to potentially contaminated romaine lettuce now has infected 35 people across 11 different states and resulted in 22 hospitalizations.
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"Individuals with this infection usually get better within about 5 to 7 days, however some illnesses can be serious or even life-threatening", Dr. Shereef Elnahal, commissioner of the state Department of Health, said in a statement.
The people who are in the age range from 12 years to 84 years, with an average age of 29.
Consumer Reports said it would be hard for buyers to tell where the romaine was grown, which is why they are saying consumers should avoid romaine altogether until the threat passes. The CDC says 22 have been hospitalized, no deaths have been reported. However, illnesses can start anywhere from 1 to 10 days after exposure. This weekend stores here in Page had signs about the information and their pre-made salads were almost sold out- the CDC says the bags of pre-made salad containing romaine are not considered safe either so be on the safe side and toss in the trash and not in a salad.