98 people sick in 22 states, now includes Tennessee

E. Coli Infections: Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Sickens 98, Hospitalizes 46

US: Almost 100 sick as romaine lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak continues

A nasty strain of bacteria that can cause severe illness is what's driving a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Friday.

US authorities have identified one farm as the sole source of romaine lettuce that affected consumers in Alaska, but there is no common link to other cases other than that the product was grown in Yuma, Arizona. "Health authorities are working to figure out why this stress is triggering a greater portion of hospitalizations".

Of the 98 people who've become sick, 46 have been hospitalized, including 10 people who have developed kidney failure.

Speaking at the news instruction, he anxious that other location farms might likewise be impacted.

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"We are investigating dozens of other fields as potential sources of the [tainted] chopped Romaine lettuce", Harris said.

Consumers are advised to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it wasn't grown in the Yuma, Arizona region.

"This advice includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, baby romaine, organic romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce". The agency also said it had received 31 additional reports of people falling ill after eating the popular leafy green.

The prison's food supplier, Country Foods IGA of Kenai, confirmed the lettuce came from Yuma but could not provide the name of the grower.

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Illnesses that occurred in the past two to three weeks might not yet be reported because of the time between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC.

Romaine understood to be grown in seaside and main California, Florida and main Mexico is not at risk, inning accordance with the Produce Marketing Association.

This is the biggest Shiga-toxin producing E.coli outbreak since a 2006 outbreak linked to spinach grown in the Salinas Valley in California, Wise said. The growing season at that farm has ended, but health investigators are planning to visit the farm in an effort to determine the how the lettuce became contaminated. "There likewise were wild pigs running backward and forward". "Many people get diarrhea [frequently bloody], serious stomach cramps and throwing up", inning accordance with the CDC.

Since its last update on April 25, the CDC has added three more states to the outbreak - Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

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The CDC suggests talking to a doctor if you have symptoms and reporting the illness to the local health department.

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