You Might Want to Avoid Romaine Lettuce

You Might Want to Avoid Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and state health officials are tracking down the source of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, according to WGN9.

The CDC says it is unable to recommend whether people should avoid a particular food while the source of the outbreak is still under investigation.

The CDC reported that the infection has been found in 13 states and Canada.

This E. coli outbreak has made 58 people sick in Canada and the USA, and a person died. Leafy greens, including romaine lettuce, were the cause of E coli outbreaks in 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Canada is investigating 41 cases in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. One individual has died. State and local public health officials are interviewing sick people to determine what they ate in a week before their illness started.

When this type of E. coli, the Shiga toxin-producing identified as E. coli O157:H7, is consumed through contaminated food, individuals usually become sick within one to three days.

"Preliminary results show that the type of E. coli making people sick in both countries is closely related genetically, meaning the ill people are more likely to share a common source of infection".

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"Very young children and the elderly are more likely to develop severe illness and HUS than others, but even healthy older children and young adults can become seriously ill", the CDC said.

While E. coli outbreaks are typically linked to beef, leafy greens, including romaine lettuce, have been the cause of outbreaks in 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013, according to Consumer Reports.

As it is, U.S. health officials are still trying to find the source of the problem. In the US, government health officials are investigating the outbreaks, but have stopped short of recommending people avoid romaine lettuce or any other food.

It is virtually impossible for consumers to know if they are consuming E. coli because it is invisible, odorless and tasteless.

"CDC is still collecting information to determine whether there is a food item in common among sick people, including leafy greens and romaine, " the agency said in its December 28 statement. Five people in the US received hospital care, and one has died, according to CDC.

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