E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — National food safety agencies are warning against eating romaine lettuce.

Fifty-eight people in the United States and Canada have fallen ill from a strain of E. coli linked to the lettuce, WFIE reported.

Seventeen of those illnesses have been in the U.S., spread across 13 states, including Indiana. There's also been one death in the U.S., the CDC reported.

The remaining cases are in Canada.

The CDC says that the Public Health Agency of Canada has identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak but doesn't specify brands.

E. coli symptoms includes diarrhea, abdominal cramping, pain, nausea and vomiting.

The investigation is ongoing and WTHR will update the story as more information is released.