» Deadly romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak spreads to more states
Thinking about cooking your greens? Even wilting lettuce can't guarantee all of the bacteria is gone. There's also no research saying that buying organic is less risky for E. coli.
E. coli symptoms include stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Some cases can be life-threatening. Among the illnesses reported by the CDC in the current outbreak, one person was hospitalized with a kind of kidney failure.
States affected by the outbreak include California (the state with 10 sick), Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.