Romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma area under investigation for causing E. coli infections.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suspects romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ area may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The number of infections has climbed to 98 from 232 states--with nearly 50% of the patients being hospitalized. So far there have been no deaths.
PositiveTip: Consumers should avoid eating romaine lettuce unless they confirm it is not grown in the Yuma region.