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Emilee Jones

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Many of us have waited our whole lives for lettuce to be unsafe to eat. There has been a recent outbreak of Romaine Lettuce containing E-Coli. USA Today stated the lettuce came from California. The outbreak had sickened more than 30 people across many states as of November 22, 2018. For many, this meant no salad at Thanksgiving. The outbreak began on October 8, 2018, but recently became widespread around the middle of November. As of November 26, 2018, more than 40 people have been affected in over 12 states. Sixteen people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. CDC has stated people often get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) about 3-4 days after eating the germ. Some people with STEC may get a type of kidney infection called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The E-Coli infection can usually only be diagnosed by a stool sample. Antibiotics are not recommended to patients until E-Coli is ruled out. Antibiotics could cause increased chances in people who have the E-Coli virus to get hemolytic uremic syndrome. On November 27, 2018, the FDA said some Romaine Lettuce is now safe to eat as long as it is not from California’s central growing coast.

 

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