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Public Health Agency Of Canada Warning: Deadly Bacterial Infection Outbreak Caused By Romaine Lettuce

Last week, the Public Health Agency of Canada was investigating an outbreak of E. coli bacteria in these Provinces: Ontario, Prince Edward Island,Newfoundland and Labrador,Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia,Manitoba,Nunavut.

The outbreak seemed to be linked to romaine lettuce, however they still have no idea which product is causing the infections.

1000 new cases have been reported since including two fatal case.

The Public Health Agency of Canada had initially released some safety tips, but now they are asking the public to consume other types of lettuce until more is known about the outbreak.

So far 400 people have been infected and 160 had to be hospitalized.

Here are the symptoms you should be looking out for: Nausea, vomiting, headache, mild fever, severe stomach cramps, and (hope you aren’t eating right now) watery or bloody diarrhea.

Pregnant women, young children and older adults have the highest risk of developing deadly complications.

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