Ro­maine let­tuce out­break up­date: 172 sick in 32 states

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

PHOENIX (AP) — Health of­fi­cials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poi­son­ing out­break linked to ro­maine let­tuce grown in Ari­zona have been re­ported.

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion said Wed­nes­day that the to­tal num­ber of peo­ple sick­ened by a strain of E. coli is now 172 across 32 states.

At least 75 peo­ple have been hos­pi­tal­ized, in­clud­ing 20 with kid­ney fail­ure. One death was in Cal­i­for­nia.

Health of­fi­cials say there is a lag time of two to three weeks be­tween when some­one falls ill and when it’s re­ported to the CDC.

The agency says the ro­maine was grown in Yuma, Ari­zona and was last har­vested April 16.

So, it should no longer be in stores and restau­rants be­cause of its three­week shelf life.

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