The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that an 11-state outbreak of E. Coli 0157:H7 has been linked to chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region.
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What’s the problem?
April 13, 2018 – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has confirmed the following cases of E. coli in New Jersey:
- 4 cases in Hunterdon County
- 1 case in Monmouth
- 1 case in Sussex
- 1 case in Somerset
NJDOH expects more cases to be filed in the coming days and weeks, according to the New Jersey Herald. The agency is continuing to work to identify all persons who may have become ill from the contaminated food.
Warning of Multistate E. coli Outbreak in Romaine Lettuce: GMA Video
Symptoms of E. coli food poisoning normally appear within 24 to 72 hours after a person ingests the bacterium, according to the Mayo Clinic. In most cases, signs of infection include:
- Acute, severe diarrhea (may be bloody)
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
These symptoms usually last for 5 to 10 days, and resolve without medical intervention. However, in some cases the dehydration resulting from diarrhea is so severe that the patient must be hospitalized to treplanetiosh their fluids.
“Individuals with this infection usually get better within about five to seven days, however some illnesses can be serious or even life-threatening,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. “Anyone experiencing symptoms of this illness should see a healthcare provider.”
CDC is advising all restaurants and retailers to ask their suppliers about the source of their romaine lettuce, and to refrain from selling or serving any that was grown around Yuma, Arizona.
If you purchased romaine lettuce — including salads and salad mixes containing it — you should discard it immediately, whether or not you have eaten any and not gotten sick, according to the CDC.
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