E.Coli infection linked to romaine lettuce claims one life
Sadly, on Wednesday May 2nd , the CDC reported that one person has died in California from the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region in the United States.This is the first known fatality from the outbreak.
The CDC also reported 23 additional cases of illness from 10 states, bringing the total number of cases 121 since March. Kentucky, Massachussets and Utah are the new states with reported cases.
There are concerns that the strain of E.Coli identified is particularly virulent and and associated with more complications and hospitalizations.