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Friday, August 8, 2014

8/8//14 Health News: 5 Die From Food Poisoning ♦ TRUE IMPACT OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS ♦ Vibrio Illnesses Prompt Closure of Samish Bay’s Oyster Harvest


5 Die From Food Poisoning From Southern Chinese Snack
At least five people have died and another 17 others were poisoned in China’s southern Yunnan Province after they ate fermented corn flour snacks. Continue Reading
REAL-LIFE STORIES REVEAL THE TRUE IMPACT OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS
Alex Donley was a tender-hearted 6-year-old who dreamed of someday being a paramedic when he was stricken with an E. coli infection in 1993 after eating a hamburger made from contaminated ground beef. Four days later, he died in a hospital room after suffering a horrific bout of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a kidney disease stemming... Continue Reading
Vibrio Illnesses Prompt Closure of Samish Bay’s Oyster Harvest Until Sept. 30
Confirmation that shellfish from Samish Bay in northwest Washington state was the source of at least one illness, and possibly three others, caused by the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus, has prompted the state’s health department to close commercial oyster harvesting in the bay until Sept. 30.Continue Reading

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