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November 23, 2018 UPDATE:
Until we know more, it’s crucial that Americans continue to follow the guidance that CDC issued. There are no exceptions – all romaine lettuce must be discarded, regardless of brand, type, or if it is in a mixture. We also continue to urge people to follow our tips to help prevent E. coli illness. In addition, we remind clinicians that antibiotics are not recommended for patients in whom E. coli O157 is suspected until diagnostic testing rules out this infection.”
Two Days before Thanksgiving
Do not eat any romaine lettuce:  whole heads or hearts or bags or salad mixes containing romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, Caesar salad
If in doubt - throw it out

Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.

If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine,

do not eat it and throw it away.

Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 8, 2018 to October 31, 2018.

​Thirty-two illnesses have been reported from 11 states, including 13 people who have been hospitalized. One person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure.

No deaths have been reported.

Take action if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection:

People with symptoms of an E. coli infection, such as severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting, and think you might have gotten sick from eating romaine lettuce,

should talk to their doctor and report their illness to the health department.

Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.

Report your illness to the health department.

Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.

This investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

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