Wednesday , March 22 2023

New outbreak & # 39; E. Coli hit the local economy


The new outbreak & # 39; E. Coli in the romaine lettuce, which put the nation on alert on the eve of Thanksgiving, is having an impact on the local economy, since Wednesday the US Department of Agriculture ordered Stop harvesting & # 39; this grass.

"Already affects us. I have three gangs ceased Wednesday because of a lack of & # 39; evidence and buyers will stop roman lettuce consuming. This is not normal, before there were fewer precautions and these deficiencies appear. It something happens, "said Antonio Oseguera, agricultural labor contractor since 1985 and the president & # 39; Oseguera Harvest.

He explained to 60 unemployed workers, causing loss of & # 39; 27 thousand dollars a day. "I have a few people dedicated to harvesting Romaż felt, but there are those who have up to one thousand workers. In the region, 10,000 acres are harvested weekly and Romaż lettuce is one of the most products with & # 39; health in the County a & # 39; Yuma, is a planted. "

The last Tuesday, Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases (CDC) announced that they have reported 32 cases of & # 39; people have become ill from eating roman lettuce contaminated with O157 strain: H7 of & # 39 ; E. coli. Shiga toxin producers in 11 states of the American Union, 13 of these have been brought to hospital, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, type & # 39; kidney failure. S & # 39; now no death has been reported.

The disease started in dates ranging between 8 & # 39; October 31 & # 39; October, so it can & # 39; focus on the Roman lettuce harvested in County & # 39; Monterey, California or the surrounding region.

CDC indicated that the Canadian Public Health Agency also identified 18 sick people who were infected with the same DNA fingerprint & # 39; bacteria E. coli O157: H7 in Canadian provinces & # 39; Ontario and Quebec.

The recommendation of the CDC to consumers in the country not to eat Roma lettuce, and retailers and restaurants to stop sell and jservuh until more is known about the outbreak, as the investigation is still ongoing.

This outbreak is not related to last spring, which had its source in the water & # 39; channel County & # 39; Yuma and caused hundreds of & # 39; people sick in 32 states and five people die.

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