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CDC: 102 people from 23 states, including Minnesota, infected with E. coli from romaine lettuce

CDC: 102 people from 23 states, including Minnesota, infected with E. coli from romaine lettuce Photo: MGN

Updated: December 05, 2019 09:47 AM

There are now roughly 102 people from 23 states, including Minnesota, that have been infected with E. coli after consuming romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California.

In an update Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated the affected types of lettuce include whole heads of romaine, romaine in salad wraps, packages of pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes including baby romaine, spring mix and Caesar salad.

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The CDC advises those who have purchased romaine lettuce or packaged products including romaine, to check the label. If the label says "grown in Salinas," the CDC advises consumers throw the product or products away. Similarly, if a label doesn't include the location in which the lettuce was grown, consumers are advised to throw the product away.

A total of 58 hospitalizations have been reported as a result of this most recent E. coli outbreak. Of those, 10 people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is a type of kidney failure. 

The CDC states no deaths have been reported. An investigation into the source of the contamination is ongoing.

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