Boise, ID. — A recent outbreak of E. coli infections linked to tainted romaine lettuce, has already affected 11 states, with 35 cases nationwide since Friday. The same outbreak is now being investiaged by health officials in Idaho.
E. coli can cause bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal cramps, vomiting and low-grade fever in humans.
According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, eight Idaho residents are now infected, after having eaten romaine lettuce.
Of the eight individuals in Idaho affected by the E. coli outbreak, three have been hospitalized, and two are dealing with kidney failure.
So far the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says there have been no outbreak related deaths in the state.