Romaine-linked E. coli outbreak reaches Nebraska

  • Romaine-linked E. coli outbreak reaches Nebraska

Romaine-linked E. coli outbreak reaches Nebraska

"It's a person who apparently eats a lot of lettuce", he said.

Health officials say almost two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona have been reported.

This nasty outbreak has infected 172 people across 32 states, according to the CDC.

"CDC is updating its advice to consumers".

In good news for salad lovers everywhere, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now advising that it is safe to crunch into romaine lettuce once again.

"It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life". Seventy-five people have been hospitalized. The CDC determined that the outbreak was tied to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, and has advised consumes to avoid buying romaine lettuce from that region for weeks. And 75 people have been sick enough to need hospitalization.

Most people recover from those symptoms within a week, but if the illness lasts longer than usual and seems to feel more severe, symptoms of the E. coli infection must be reported to a doctor or health professional, the agency said.

It's the worst outbreak of E. coli since 2006 when illnesses traced to spinach killed three and sickened more than 270. The website also noted that produce labels frequently do not indicate region of origin.