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16 Dec 2018 | 01:01 AM UTC

US: E. coli outbreak continues nationwide /update 3

United States of America News Alert

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce continues in multiple states; at least 59 cases reported as of mid-November

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/23/2018, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION United States

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Event

As of mid-December, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported 59 cases of E. coli in 15 states as part of an ongoing outbreak. According to the health officials, the outbreak has been linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara counties in California. The CDC is warning people to avoid buying or eating romaine lettuce harvested from the abovementioned areas until further notice.

Context

Individuals usually develop symptoms of E. coli two to eight days after consuming the contaminated food. Symptoms include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, and vomiting. Most people recover within one week of contracting E. coli but some cases can become severe or life-threatening.

Advice

Individuals in the US are advised to follow the advice issued by CDC and to consult their website for more information.

 

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