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Don't eat romaine lettuce, CDC cautions after E. coli outbreak

Do not eat it and throw it away

Federal health officials are warning about a fresh outbreak of E.coli linked to romaine lettuce Tuesday and cautioned people not to eat any romaine lettuce.

At least 32 people are sick, and 13 hospitalized in the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. No one has died.

This outbreak does not appear to be linked to the Yuma outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration said.

There's not enough information to identify a specific supplier yet, the FDA said, so it's safest to just thrown out all romaine lettuce for now.

E. coli is a common bacteria but there is a strain called 0157:H7 that can make people sick. Most patients suffer stomach cramps but the 0157 strain produces a toxin that can damage the kidneys and cause a potentially deadly condition called hemolytic uremia syndrome.

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