Teen From Western Pa. Sickened By E. coli Outbreak Linked To Lettuce

Teen From Western Pa. Sickened By E. coli Outbreak Linked To Lettuce

Teen From Western Pa. Sickened By E. coli Outbreak Linked To Lettuce

The study also revealed that household washing with tap water without chemicals, resulted in unsafe bacteria levels - which is why experts say it's up to producers and distributors to ensure that their produce is hygienic.

Symptoms of E. coli infection vary, but include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting, a previous news release states.

Is an end to this outbreak in sight?

Governor Wolf is telling all Pennsylvanians to toss out their romaine lettuce.

The Centers for Disease Control recently alerted consumers that romaine lettuce coming out of Arizona might be tainted with E.Coli and not safe to eat. The strain, which usually originates in the guts of farm animals or deer, could have contaminated soil where the lettuce was grown.

"We want to know what happened", Alameda told the AP.

A new study revealed that women are more than likely to suffer from the E.Coli outbreak compared to men for several different reasons, one of them being their food intake.

So far, the CDC has documented at least 53 cases of infection in 16 states, with 31 people hospitalized.

"Do your own research, do your own homework if you feel comfortable with that", he said.

At this time, government public health officials are telling consumers to avoid eating all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

The latest warning came after eight prisoners at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, came down with acute gastroenteritis caused by Escherichia coli (E.coli) O157:H7 bacteria. Ill people reported eating romaine lettuce. Now the CDC is recommending that restaurants and retailers throw away all romaine grown in Yuma, including whole heads and hearts of romaine and any salad mixes containing romaine. No, said Ian Williams, chief of the CDC's Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch.

Smith said there was one case confirmed in the Panhandle area.

Almost all the region's growers are members of the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, which established rigorous food safety programs in California and Arizona after a deadly E. coli outbreak was linked to spinach from a field in the Salinas Valley in 2006.

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