1st Death Reported in Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported the first death related to the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak. The person who died was from California.
The CDC also reported 23 more cases of the illness since their last update on April 27th. That brings the total case count to 121 from 25 states since the outbreak began in March.
The CDC says the lettuce is from the Yuma, Arizona growing area and warns you to not eat or buy romaine lettuce in any form unless you can confirm it’s not from that region.