About 100 people around New Zealand have been struck by a severe form of sickness which experts believe may come from fresh vegetables.
So far 38 people have been hospitalised with extreme forms of vomiting and fluid loss.
The bacteria causing the illness is known as yersinia pseudotuberculosis and although an exact reason for the illness is yet to be determined it is believe to have come from fresh vegetables and fruit.
Most of the confirmed cases had occurred in September.
Outbreaks overseas had been linked to contaminated fresh vegetables and fruit.
The Ministry of Health has advised people that if they have any old lettuces or carrots sitting in their fridge, they should get rid of them.