(NEWS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned consumers in the United States on Tuesday, Stop eating Roman lettuce since it can be infected with E. coli.
CNN said that, a total of 32 people, including 13 hospitals, was infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states. No deaths reported.
One of the hospitalized patients developed a uremic hemolytic syndrome, a type of kidney failure.
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The Public Health Organization of Canada has 18 other people were diagnosed with the same E. coli strain in Ontario and Quebec.
If you have brand or type of romaine lettuce at home, you must discard it, Even if you ate a little and did not get sick, the CDC warned.
Retailers and restaurants must neither serve nor sell anything until more information is learned about the event.
All brands of romaine lettuce are suspicious because CDC has not identified any producer, vendor, distributor or joint trademark.
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Symptoms, which usually begin three to four days after consumption of bacteria, may include: watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, indicates the CDC.
The Most people infected with bacteria improve within five to seven days, although this particular strain of E. coli tends to cause more serious illnesses.
Diseases began in October.
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It is worth noting that, the current outbreak is not related to an epidemic of many states which is associated with the Roman lettuce last summer, the source said.