Lettuce Warning for Los Angeles
Lettuce the Likely Culprit in New Hepatitis A Cases
L.A. County officials have been unable to track down source of the contaminated vegetable.
By Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Health officials on Thursday identified lettuce as the likely source for a hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles County and urged residents to thoroughly wash the vegetable before eating it.
At least 60 people have fallen ill from the virus in Los Angeles County over the last three months. Officials are concerned because the outbreak comes after years of declining hepatitis A cases, but they have been unable to link the outbreak to a particular farm or type of lettuce.
Might be something for people everywhere to consider.
Oh dear! And to think I eat salads nearly everyday!!! Hopefully Trader Joe's washes them for me!