E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce kills 1 in California

(KCBD) - The nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has now claimed a life in California.

The Centers for Disease Control says overall, more than 120 people have fallen ill in 25 states after eating the tainted romaine lettuce. Half of those have been hospitalized.

There have been no cases reported in Texas.

But the CDC says we do know the tainted romaine lettuce was grown in or around Yuma, Arizona. So the CDC says do not eat romaine lettuce in packaged salad mixes unless you can be sure it did not come from around Yuma Arizona.

E. coli can cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. It can be deadly if not treated.

For more information on the states affected, go to https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/index.html

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