Published: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Source of Article: http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=a3487761-44dc-4e30-aa1b-f5fa34e29f09
WINDSOR, Ont. - Patients at
The bagged and shredded lettuce the hospital used to make chopped salad for
patients came from the same company that is believed to have distributed
tainted lettuce in
The lettuce was not believed to have been served to visitors or to staff.
There were no confirmed E. coli cases on Wednesday, but health officials are asking anyone who was a patient at Met hospital between Sept. 9 and 12, who ate chopped salad there and is experiencing diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting - common symptoms of an E. coli infection - to see a doctor right away.
The hospital hopes to have by Friday a complete list of every patient who ate salad at the hospital during that time and has pledged to contact each one. As many as 164 patients ate the possibly tainted lettuce, hospital officials said.
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