E. coli outbreak linked to Wendy’s lettuce has spread across six states

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An E. coli outbreak linked to Wendy’s romaine lettuce has spread to six states, CDC announced,

Twenty-seven people across the country have reported being infected with the strain of the outbreak, of whom 40 have been hospitalised. Ten of those patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure.

Kentucky and New York join Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the list of states where cases have been reported, the CDC said in a statement on its website on Thursday.

The agency also said that although a specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of the outbreak, 37 of the affected consumers reported eating burgers and sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants before becoming ill. Was.

The CDC said Wendy’s is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Wendy’s has since removed its romaine lettuce from several states. Sacramento Bee informed of. The restaurant notes that another type of lettuce is used to prepare the salad.

Symptoms of E. coli include fever over 102F, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness and dry throat. If symptoms persist, patients are urged to seek immediate medical attention, the CDC advised.

The CDC said on Thursday that Kentucky and New York join Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the list of states where cases have been reported.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk /

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