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First Confirmed Death in California from E. Coli Bacteria

At the End of April, reports were coming in of E. coli due to consumption of contaminated romaine lettuce. This is passing quite the panic across the nation and is a hot topic and concern at this time. Reports began in Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Utah as the first to confirm the E. coli 0157: H7 bacteria. This is one of the worst bacteria to cause E. coli. It has been confirmed of hospitalizing 51% of the 121 total cases up to this point. Fourteen cases have been confirmed with hemolytic uremic syndrome. This is a kidney failure that affects five to ten percent of those diagnosed with the E. coli bacteria. It is also known to spike high blood pressure and cause neurological damage to those that have been contaminated with E. coli. Now just recently in California there is confirmation of its first death due to the E. coli bacteria. California Department of Health is not releasing any information on the death of the person at this time.
The reported romaine lettuce with the contaminated E. coli bacteria appears to be coming from a farm in Yuma, Arizona. The public is warned f they do not know where the romaine lettuce comes from, then they must get rid of it immediately! As well over half of the states in the US have been affected by this outbreak and more cases are still coming in. All these cases have been confirmed in a short amount of time and only in its second week. As this epidemic still continues to spread, everyone is advised to take note of the symptoms of this deadly bacteria and seek medical attention as soon as possible. The symptoms normally begin to show three to four days after consumption of the lettuce, so if anyone has the following symptoms please be very aware and cautious. These are the symptoms; fatigue, fever, bloody diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, decline in urination, out of the ordinary bruises and or bleeding and vomiting. If caught in time, hopefully the death toll will remain just one. One is still too many.