Throw out romaine lettuce, CDC advises as E. coli outbreak spreads

FILE- A romaine lettuce field near San Luis Ariz

The CDC expanded the recent E-Coli warning regarding romaine lettuce after an outbreak in Alaska, and two reported cases in CT and NY.

The CDC said Friday that consumers are being advised to avoid whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce that may have come from the Yuma region.

The CDC's expanded warning today did not go as far as Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization, did in recent days, urging people to avoid eating any form of romaine lettuce from any region because of the "potentially fatal consequences" until the government declares it "definitely safe". That includes five people who developed a type of kidney failure.

The agency has traced the outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma region of Arizona.

No specific grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been linked to the contaminated lettuce, the CDC said.

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The outbreak has also reached consumers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Washington.

State and local health officials are continuing to interview sick people to ask about the foods they ate and other exposures before they became ill.

Officials say people at an Alaska correctional facility recently reported feeling ill after eating romaine lettuce that was traced back to lettuce heads harvested in Yuma. Most develop diarrhea that can be bloody, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. The restaurants told the CDC that they used bagged, chopped romaine lettuce. If you buy lettuce directly from the source, perhaps at a farmers market or in your own backyard, proceed as usual.

CBS News' Don Dahler reports that 90 percent of the romaine grown in the USA between November and March comes from the Yuma region, and while the exact source of the outbreak hasn't been identified, the CDC strongly suspects that region is the culprit. Although infections can be intense or even life-threatening, many tend to be clear and mild up within a week.

Most people with HUS recover within a few weeks, but some suffer permanent damage or die.

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