NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nearly 100 people across 22 states have been hospitalized after eating romaine lettuce.
Federal officials have said if you have romaine lettuce, just throw it away. The CDC announced 14 new cases of the illness linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
Here's how you can avoid getting sick:
- The CDC advises to avoid E-coli by properly handling food and practicing good hygiene – that means washing your hands after you and before you eat.
- Remember to wash fresh fruits and veggies before you eat them and of course, keep raw meat away from other food.
- The bacteria isn’t just found in the kitchen: wash up after touching animals and don't swallow water while swimming.