The E.coli contaminated romaine lettuce has taken additional 31 people into its grips and bringing the total tally to 84 cases which are spread across 19 states.
The people who all have sickened, 42 have already been hospitalized and it a higher rate in E.coli case. Among the 42 patients, nine have developed kidney failure as it was announced on Wednesday by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Till now no deaths have been reported for the infection.
The CDC and the Foof and Drug Administration say that the search for the source of the outbreak is still going on, but they know that it comes from the growing region of the Yuma, Ariz. The Yuma area in the United States used to grow most of the lettuce and harvest the same during the winter months. The officials say that the lettuce which is present in the stores or at restaurants might comes from California’s Central Valley or Salinas Valley.
The CDC ask all the consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce which includes all kinds of lettuce like chopped, whole-bread or salad mix. The CDC officials ask all to throw away the romaine which comes from the Yuma region. The additional states which got affected by this are Colorado, Georgia and South Dakota. Pennsylvania has led the contamination case with 18 and below it California with 13 and Idaho with 10.
E.coli is a bacteria that is present in an animal or human feces. The particular strain of E.coli which produce Shiga toxin can cause symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea and can lead to kidney failure.
Izabella Radovich of Wilton, California is a 16-year-old from rural Sacramento had been eating salad every day before she got sick and admitted to hospital. Tiffany Halley said to The Washington Post “She’s a teenager. She was trying to cut out junk food and be healthier.” She got chills, fever and stomach cramps from April 6th and after two days she was in severe pain and having bloody stools and diarrhea.
Halley said the on Monday, “They’re waiting for the toxins to leave her body completely, and test results from her stool samples confirmed her illness is part of the outbreak.” The teen was still in the hospital, and according to doctors, it may take about three months for her blood count to rise to a normal level.