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First death recorded in lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

First death recorded in lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

That's 23 more people and three more states - with Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Utah joining the ever-expanding list - than numbers that were announced last Friday.

The CDC is still saying that consumers should not buy or eat romaine lettuce unless you can absolutely confirm that it did not come from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

So far, 52 people have been hospitalized and 14 people have developed kidney failure, the CDC reported. There are now 121 confirmed cases across 25 states.

Of the 102 cases with available information, 51% needed to be hospitalized, compared to a hospitalization rate of about 30% seen in other E. coli outbreaks, according to the CDC.

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The multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 HUS infections that is linked to romaine lettuce has grown again. The agency specifically cites chopped and bagged lettuce as the concern.

Product labels often do not identify growing regions; do not eat or buy romaine lettuce if you do not know where it was grown.

The Yuma region - which includes farms across the Colorado River in southeastern California - grows the overwhelming majority of the lettuce and other leafy greens consumed in the United States in the winter months, but the industry begins shifting to California's Central Valley and Salinas Valley in the second half of March and early April.

Health officials warn that washing your lettuce does not offer enough protection. They identified Harrison Farms in Yuma, Arizona as the source of whole romaine heads that sickened eight people at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Facility in Nome, Alaska. The CDC noted there may be a lag time of two to three weeks from the time a person becomes ill with E. coli to when that illness is reported to federal officials. Restaurants and retailers are also being advised to ask their suppliers about where their lettuce comes from. Hemolytic uremic syndrome cause cause fatigue, fever, decreased urination, and unusual bruising or bleeding. These complications are more common in young children under 5, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.


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