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15 December 2011 09:07
Disease control authorities have claimed that romaine lettuce was responsible for E. coli outbreak
Disease control authorities in the US claim that the source of an E. coli outbreak to hit some of its states was a batch of romaine lettuce.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, romaine lettuce produced at a single farm resulted in 60 cases of E. coli in Georgia, Missouri and eight other states.
Although no deaths have been reported, at least 30 patients were admitted to hospital and two developed severe kidney disease due to the bug.
The outbreak, which began in October and ended in November, included 37 cases in Missouri, nine in Illinois and rest in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota and Nebraska.
These cases highlight the importance of being covered by
medical travel insurance before travelling to affected areas.
However, CDC has asserted that the outbreak is over and consumers should no longer avoid eating lettuce.
The agency did not name the supplier and did not provide the location of the farm.
Schnuck Markets Inc, which cooperated with the investigation, said that some of the contaminated lettuce was sold in the grocery store chain's salad bars.
Lori Willis, spokeswoman of Schnucks, said: "What they're telling us is they have tracked it back to one particular farm."
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