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E. coli found in romaine lettuce

November 24, 2018

NORFOLK - An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce was recently discovered and is now confirmed in 11 states.

The outbreak includes whole heads of romaine lettuce, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, organic romaine, and salad mixes with romaine.

The emerging outbreak has stores reeling to get every type of the lettuce off of their shelves as quick as possible.

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department Health Director Gina Uhing says there are signs to look out for if you have consumed the lettuce with E. coli in it.

“Be vigilant of any symptoms that could develop. Those symptoms would be stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you should develop those symptoms you need to report to a health care provider immediately and let them know that you did in fact eat romaine lettuce. On the other hand, just because you ate it doesn’t mean you will get sick either.”

Uhing says they will be sharing updates as soon as they get them on their website and Facebook page.

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