Michigan Now In The Romaine Lettuce E Coli Outbreak
This E Coli outbreak of romaine lettuce started in Arizona and has now spread north to Michigan. The CDC reports that the infected Romaine Lettuce has infected 35 people across 11 different states and resulted in 22 hospitalizations.
The product that is being focused on for the outbreak is specifically chopped romaine lettuce from the area of Yuma, Arizona. The CDC has also said, "Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick."
E.coli symptoms vary but typically include stomach cramps, fevers, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and more. The CDC advises anyone with these symptoms to seek medical attention.