One Death From Lettuce Infected with E. coli


One person has died from E. coli after eating romaine lettuce. Officials won't say if the death was in this province of not.

There are 30 people reported cases in five provinces. Twelve have been sent to hospital.

Thirteen of the cases are in Newfoundland and Labrador, five are in New Brunswick and Quebec and there are one is in Nova Scotia.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working to determine the source of the E. coli.

Symptoms of E. coli include:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Stomach cramps

  • Diarrhea that often is bloody

  • Fever of about 37.7 C to 38.3 C

  • Malaise

  • Loss of appetite

  • Mild dehydration


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