Coli Outbreak Tied to Leafy Greens Likely Over, CDC Says

U.S. Officials Not Ready to Blame E. coli Outbreak on Lettuce

Canada identified romaine lettuce as the source of illness there, but where the greens came from or where they were contaminated is unknown.

An FDA spokesperson told Consumer Reports: "This work is ongoing".

The CDC also said that cases have been reported in two more states, Maryland and New Jersey.

General Manager Dale Huss looks over a field of romaine lettuce with drip lines installed in it at Sea Mist Farms in Castroville Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Healthy adults usually recover within a week, but young children and older adults have an increased risk of developing a life-threatening type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. In the United States, however, health officials are continuing to investigate an outbreak of 24 STEC O157:H7 infections in 15 states.

CDC is not recommending that USA residents avoid any particular food given the short shelf life of leafy greens and because a specific type of leafy greens has not been identified.

Although the most recent illness started on December 12, there is a delay between when someone gets sick and when the illness is reported to CDC.

People are no longer being advised to consider other lettuces instead of romaine. The CDC says leafy greens are the likely source.

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But U.S. health authorities have said it's too early to blame leafy greens as the probe continues. The five hospitalized are in the United States with the one death in the US and one in Canada.

In her letter, the Democrat asked CDC to clarify the coordination between Canada and the USA health authorities on the outbreak, and report any information CDC may have on "implicated suppliers, distributors or retailers".

The outbreak, which began in November past year, has been linked to 24 cases of people infected with E. coli and one death in California. Five, or 56%, of nine ill persons said they ate romaine lettuce.

The outbreak is responsible for 66 infections and two deaths in the two countries.

In a January 8 letter to CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, DeLauro didn't mince words: "CDC's stunning lack of guidance to consumers regarding this outbreak is unconscionable". "For instance, if the equipment at a processing plant is contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, new product could become a source of further infections". The symptoms typically start one to three days after eating a contaminated food, but may occur as late as 10 days afterward.

You can protect yourself by washing your hands thoroughly before and after preparing or eating food.

Most people develop diarrhea (often bloody) and stomach cramps.

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