About 32 people were positive for the infection by the Escherichia toxin that produces E Coli 01557: H7 that was reported in 11 states of the American Union
The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert to consumers, department stores and restaurants not to use the product for infections linked to this vegetable.
They call on consumers who have the product in their home to discard them even when family members have consumed it and have not presented symptoms.
This warning includes all types and uses that are given to the product either in full, precut, salads including baby romain and Caesar salads.
Shops and restaurants were urged to wash and sanitize the refrigerators or warehouses where the product was deposited.
The Public Health Agency of Canada reported that 18 people were infected by the same sample of E coli 0157 in two provinces, Ontario and Quebec.
Epidemiological evidence confirms that it comes from romaine lettuce produced mainly in the valleys of California.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium that lives naturally in the intestine of humans and some animals, but in large quantities can cause problems such as gastroenteritis or urinary infection, depending on whether the excess bacteria arise at the intestinal level or the urinary tract. It occurs mainly when water or food contaminated with the bacteria is consumed.
SYMPTOMS OF INTESTINAL INFECTION BY E. COLI
The intestinal infection that is caused by Escherichia coli is a type of gastroenteritis in which it is necessary to ingest antibiotics as part of the treatment, unlike other gastroenteritis in which the treatment can be done at home with care in the feeding and with rest .
It can cause constant diarrhea, bloody stools, abdominal pain or frequent cramping, nausea and vomiting, malaise and tiredness, fever below 38 degrees and loss of appetite.