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identified the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 in an unopened bag of Fresh Express® Leafy Green Romaine collected from an ill person’s home in Wisconsin. The Salinas Valley growing region in California was the main source of the romaine lettuce in both products. Generally, the symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting. The most virulent infections can cause bloody diarrhea, a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome, high blood pressure, neurologic problems, and even death in rare cases. Following an E. coli bacterial outbreak in 11 states and Canada that has sickened 32 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a stern warning Tuesday: Do not eat romaine lettuce.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, CDC officials say they are acting out of an abundance of caution as they investigate. For now, here are few key things people need to know: Public health officials are advising people not eat romaine from Salinas, CA because it may be involved in an outbreak of E. coli. Grocery stores and restaurants have removed romaine grown in the Salinas region from store shelves and menus. However, some cases tied to the romaine lettuce outbreak represent a potentially serious strain of E. coli – O157:H7 – which can cause abdominal cramps, vomiting and bloody diarrhea.It can also cause life-threatening conditions, such as kidney failure, fever, bleeding, confusion and seizures. An E. coli outbreak that has hit 16 states and sickened 40 people has been linked to romaine lettuce.
Here’s what you need to know: Is all romaine lettuce suspect? No. This most recent E coli outbreak on romaine has the same DNA fingerprint as an earlier strain found on leafy greens in the US and Canada in 2017.
During that outbreak, 25. People are still getting sick after eating romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and. Tony Black with KING TV reports on the e.coli outbreak.
There are two places where romaine lettuce comes from in the United States: Arizona and California. Marguerite Pappaioanou, an affiliate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, recently served as the CDC’s liaison to the FDA for food safety. The strain that contaminated romaine lettuce in 2018 was Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), according to the CDC.
It’s one of the nasty, pathogenic types of E. coli that can sicken a person who.
List of related literature:
|from Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology|
|from Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach|
|from Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing|
|from Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables|
|from Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues|
|from Designer Food: Mutant Harvest Or Breadbasket of the World?|
|from Introduction to Epidemiology|
|from Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers|
|from Environmental Health: From Global to Local|
|from Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book|