This will make you weary of eating a salad or putting lettuce on a sandwich!
The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread. The CDC says 53 people in 16 different states have experienced illnesses linked to E. coli. 31 of them have been hospitalized.
The most cases have been in Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Jersey and Montana. Other cases have been reported in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Washington.
The CDC suggests all people stay away from chopped romaine lettuce for the time being no matter where you live. It usually takes 2 to 8 days to feel the effects of E. coli bacteria.
Symptoms include stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. Young people, seniors and people with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to getting sick.
Have you had any romaine since this outbreak started happening? Have you thrown away lettuce because of it?
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