Cases of E. Coli Linked to Romaine Lettuce Reported in N.D.

One person was hospitalized, and the second case is under investigation

NORTH DAKOTA — One case of E. coli has been reported in North Dakota in connection to romaine lettuce that came from Yuma, Ariz.

The person was hospitalized, and a second case is under investigation.

Symptoms of E. coli include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.

To reduce the risk of infection, people should wash produce, cook foods at the correct temperature, and avoid cross–contamination.

The Department of Health says retailers shouldn’t be selling any romaine lettuce from Yuma.

“Any romaine from the Yuma growing region should still be still discarded. Retailers should’ve started receiving lettuce from California and other growing regions, and gotten rid of the lettuce from the Yuma area, but just be aware. If you don’t know where your romaine lettuce is from, it’s better to discard it,” Brenton Nesemeier, epidemiologist at the N.D. Department of Health said.

E. coli symptoms could take as long as ten days to show up.

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