No Romaine Lettuce This Thanksgiving, CDC Warns E. Coli

E. coli - romaine lettuce (KHQ stock image)

Lettuce is growing but, with concerns. 

CNN reports, the CDC is warning us to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may contain E. Coli. According to the CDC, 32 people have been infected in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.

"This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad," the CDC said in its announcement.

Symptoms of E. coli infection, which usually begin about three or four days after consuming the bacteria, can include watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, according to the CDC. Most people infected by the bacteria get better within five to seven days, though this particular strain of E. coli tends to cause more severe illness.

This Thanksgiving, say it loud and proud: I DON'T NEED SALAD ON MY PLATE...IT MAKES ME SICK!

(Source: CNN)


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