Publicado: Vie, May 04, 2018
Salud | Por Gertrudes Rodriquez

1st death reported from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

1st death reported from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Yesterday the C-D-C reported the first death in the E.Coli contamination of romaine lettuce grown in Arizona. Lettuce has a shelf life of only a couple of weeks at most, and any romaine lettuce on sale in stores today is likely not from Yuma and is not implicated in this outbreak.

The government now has reports of 121 people who got sick in 25 states.

Romaine lettuce to be specific. Once treated, most people recover from this complication, but in rare cases, it can do permanent damage or even lead to death, the CDC explains.

The first known case of the outbreak was spotted on March 13.

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The last illness reported began on April 25. At least 52 other people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure, which is an unusually high number of hospitalizations.

The CDC update on Friday that three more states such as Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Utah were added to the outbreak map. The California Department of Public Health reportedly said that they can not provide any more details due to patient privacy laws. The CDC now recommends avoiding romaine for the time being unless you can confirm that the romaine you are eating (whether you're at the grocery store or at a restaurant) wasn't grown in that area. The newest update includes illnesses starting as recently as April 21.

Officials still have not identified the source of the outbreak. Instead, investigators will identify current deviations and these companies will have to revisit the effectiveness of their policies guiding the growing, harvesting, and distribution of foods like Romaine Lettuce. The same goes for restaurants, and the caution applies to all romaine-chopped, whole, baby, organic, or snippets in mixes.

As of the publishing date, the FDA does not suspect that any other types of lettuce are involved in the outbreak, and there is no evidence to support that any other romaine lettuce grown outside of the Yuma growing region is responsible for outbreak illnesses.

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