CDC: 1 Dead Due to E. Coli Linked to Romaine Lettuce
The death in California is the firstA in an outbreak now affecting HALF the U.S.
CDC tells SmartHER News 63%A ofA those ill are female.
FLIP: WHY IS THIS STILL HAPPENING?
E. Coli Outbreak Spreads
Why is this still happening? Outbreak hasA not been pinned to a specific grower or distributor.
What is CDC doing? Inspectors are looking at 2 dozen farms & the entire supply chain.
Until then? CDC: don’t eat or buy any romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ.
BUT Still on the menu?
But I Still See It In Stores
& Restaurants… Is It Safe?
Some grocery chains (Kroger, Meijer) & restaurants (Panera) have announced they are no longer sellingA or serving romaine from the Yuma area. But without that explicit assurance, Consumer Reports says it’s best to stay clear.
The romaine outbreak started March 13th and now 121 people have become sick. Did you know? This current outbreak is the largest in the U.S. since 2006, when 199 people became ill and 3 died from E. coli infections traced to spinach.
- CDC: Multistage Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/index.html
- CDC: MAP of States affected:A https://www.cdc.gov/ ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/map. html
- E. Coli Outbreak turns deadly with a fatal case in California:A https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/health/e-coli-romaine-update.html
- Consumer Reports: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Cases Climb: What You Need to Know: https://www.consumerreports.org/e-coli/romaine-lettuce-e-coli-cases-climb-what-you-need-to-know/
by Jenna Lee,