Louisiana is one of 16 states where people have been sickened by E.coli linked to chopped romaine lettuce, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC reports that nine hospitalizations have resulted, including two people who have developed a type of kidney failure. As of April 18, 2018, one case of E.coli linked to the lettuce has been reported in Louisiana. The contaminated romaine lettuce is from the Yuma, Arizona growing region; no common brand or distributor has been named. The CDC’s advice to consumers who have recently purchased romaine lettuce and are unsure of its origin—throw it away. No deaths have been reported.
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This investigation is ongoing and the CDC will provide updates when more information is available.
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