Throw out your chopped romaine lettuce — CDC ALERT

E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce now in sixteen states

CDC says E-coli outbreak linked to lettuce has affected more than 50 people

The CDC said people in the previous outbreak were infected with a different bacterium, as determined through DNA tests.

The CDC says anyone who bought chopped romaine should throw it away if you can't confirm it didn't come from Yuma. The CDC reported only 11 states with cases as of Friday, April 13.

For many people, recovery will occur in about a week, but more severe cases can last longer.

"Areas where romaine lettuce has been stored should be washed and sanitized".

Some lettuce has been pulled from Alaska grocery stores, including some in Juneau, as a precaution.

"We're concerned about people and people's health", he said.

Should I throw out my lettuce?

"They both are fine".

The 16 states included in the outbreak are: California, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Nine people around the country have been hospitalized, including two people who developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Once retailers ensure the product didn't originate from Yuma, the lettuce will be returned to the shelf. "If you or someone from your family recently ate store-bought chopped romaine lettuce and are experiencing symptoms, please seek medical treatment immediately".

No grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has yet to be identified. Check the CDC's case count map.

When placed on food packaging, sensors in the patch can detect risky pathogens and send a signal to users' phones warning them it may not be safe to eat.

So far, Consumer Reports has taken a more aggressive tact than the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Alaskans should talk to a health care provider if they have symptoms of E.coli infection, and cases should be reported to the health department at 907-269-8000, the statement said.

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