Wellness Shot: Romaine Lettuce Causing Kidney Failure


At least 10 people have suffered kidney failure after eating romaine lettuce in the latest E. coli outbreak.

The total number of illnesses has gone from 67 to 102 in just the past week as the outbreak has spread to 23 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and of that number, 58 have been hospitalized.

The infected romaine lettuce was grown in or near Salinas, California, the CDC reports. Officials are advising people to check labels to see where the lettuce was grown before eating it.

If you’re wondering which lettuce is romaine, it’s the type that’s usually used in a Caesar salad.