Salmonella news...

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Salmonella news...
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 9:03am

In Health Day News Highlights today it's being reported that Salmonella is making news again:

"A outbreak of salmonella has now affected 100 people across 19 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Friday." READ MORE


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 11:29am

Well, there was the Tut's Trots "epidemic" that took our whole cruise ship out on our Nile Cruise way back in the early 90s... definitely food borne and even when one took care and only ate cooked foods and only drank bottle water (which we did), it still managed to hit most of us! Thank goodness the ship had these magic little pink pills which worked where lomotil did not! Our GP back in London had no clue what they were either so we were never able to find them again...

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Tue, 04-10-2012 - 12:22am

I have been hearing about this salmonella in the news the past week or so, since some of those affected are from Maryland. It seems the source of the outbreak has not been identified, yet.

I guess I have been very lucky, as I've never had any sort of foodborne illness.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2003
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 11:47am
Luckily I've not been hit by anything food related, but it seems like almost every month there is a story about food-borne illnesses or recalls of food products.

I suppose with these huge processing plants, and multiple sources, there is bound to be more of these pop up, but it makes me more and more inclined to grow my own food where I can!