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4 in New England Among the Dozens Sickened by Romaine

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    CDC Warns Consumers Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce

    A warning came Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop eating romaine lettuce.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018)

    A warning came Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop eating romaine lettuce.

    "I do like romaine," said shopper Sarah McCoy. "I buy it a lot, it's actually the only lettuce I buy."

    Health officials say 32 people have gotten sick across the country, including two cases in Massachusetts and two in New Hampshire. Eighteen more have gotten sick in Canada. Romaine lettuce is believed to be the common link.

    "It makes me feel a little bit unsafe," said shopper Hillary Godwin.

    4 Sickened in New England by E. Coli in Romaine

    [NECN] 4 Sickened in New England by E. Coli in Romaine

    The CDC is warning everyone to avoid eating romaine lettuce.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018)

    The CDC is urging people not to eat it, throw it out and clean their refrigerators.

    Restaurants are advised not to serve it, and grocery stores are being warned to pull it from their shelves.

    The warning went out as shoppers loaded up on groceries for Thanksgiving meals.

    "I just grab any lettuce," said Edwin Pabon. "I don't have any particular one, that one's green, that one looks good enough for me, and I just snatch it."

    All of the people who became ill in this nationwide outbreak got sick in October. Thirteen people have been hospitalized, one with a form of kidney failure.

    All types of romaine lettuce are included in the alert, from whole heads of romaine to bags of precut romaine.

    Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    [NATL] Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    So far no brand, grower or distributor has been identified as the common source of the contamination.

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