One Death Caused by Romaine Lettuce as E. coli Outbreak Spreads

One Death Caused by Romaine Lettuce as E. coli Outbreak Spreads

One Death Caused by Romaine Lettuce as E. coli Outbreak Spreads

Most of the illnesses were in people exposed to chopped romaine before they got sick, but last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said whole-head romaine from Harrison Farms, of Yuma, was linked to eight E coli infections at a correctional facility in Alaska.

The California Department of Public Health confirmed the death to CBS News but did not provide any additional details, citing patient privacy laws. Infections have been reported in 25 states with, as of May 1, a total of 121 people impacted. Of the people sickened, 52 have been hospitalized, 14 of them with kidney failure.

So far, illnesses include 24 cases in California, 20 cases in Pennsylvania, 11 in Idaho, eight cases each in Alaska, Arizona, and Montana, seven in New Jersey, six in Washington, four cases each in Georgia and MI, three in OH, two cases each in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and NY, and a single case each in Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The agency most recently reported 23 additional cases of illness bringing the total number of cases to 121 in the USA since the outbreak began in March.

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Laboratory testing in April determined that the strain of deadly E. coli behind the outbreak, known as O157:H7, produces a toxin known to cause more severe illness, which could explain the high hospitalization rate, the CDC said. Some also develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome, with symptoms ranging from intense fatigue to decreased frequency of urination.

The agency also warned restaurants not to serve romaine lettuce to customers. Pennsylvania has 20. Idaho has 11.

"If you do not know whether lettuce is romaine, do not eat it". This strain of E. coli is especially virulent, hospitalizing 43% of those infected. The newest update includes illnesses that began as recently as April 21.

Photo The outbreak involves both whole-head and chopped, bagged romaine lettuce.

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