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Keyword: botulism

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  • 10 hospitalized with botulism tied to nacho cheese sauce (Gas Station Nachos)

    05/22/2017 12:26:48 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-21-2017 | Dakin Andone
    The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement last week that the cause of the illness "appears to be prepared food, particularly nacho cheese sauce" from a gas station in Walnut Grove. Botulism is a rare illness caused by nerve toxins released from bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms can include blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech and paralysis, among others. Some cases can be fatal.
  • 18 hospitalized in Lancaster botulism outbreak that killed 54-year-old woman

    04/22/2015 2:54:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | Misti Crane & Holly Zachariah
    LANCASTER, Ohio — A suspected botulism outbreak that began in Lancaster yesterday has sickened at least 18 people and led to the death of a 54-year-old woman. Another 21 people who attended the potluck are not showing symptoms and are being watched because of concerns they could become ill, said Cassie Bala, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health. The youngest person hospitalized with symptoms of the food-borne illness is 9 and the oldest is 87, Bala said. All of those with symptoms have received an intravenous antitoxin, said Fairfield Department of Health spokeswoman Jennifer Valentine. Patients did not begin...
  • Diaz: Botox made my face look weird

    01/09/2014 8:59:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    celebrity.uk.msn.com ^ | Updated: 07/01/2014 13:55 | | By pa.press.net
    According to the Daily Mail, she told Entertainment Tonight: "I've tried [Botox] before, where it was like [a] little tiny touch of something. It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, 'No, I don't want to [be] like [that].' I'd rather see my face ageing than a face that doesn't belong to me at all." Of her wrinkles, she said: "I love [them,] I don't mind. It's like, 'Guess what this means, I've smiled my whole life.' I love life, I'm happy I don't have a problem with that."
  • New botox super-toxin has its details censored

    10/19/2013 5:21:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/14/2013 | Debora MacKenzie
    A new type of botulinum toxin – the deadliest substance known – has been discovered. Because it does not yet have an antidote, the DNA sequence behind it has been withheld from public databases. This is the first time a sequence has been kept secret over security concerns.Injecting a mere 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult. The toxin blocks the release of acetylcholine, the chemical secreted by nerves that makes muscles work. People who accidentally ingest it, as can...
  • Positive test for terror toxins in Iraq

    04/06/2003 9:53:02 AM PDT · by kimmie7 · 40 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 04-04-03 | By Preston Mendenhall
    SARGAT, Iraq, April 4 — Preliminary tests conducted by MSNBC.com indicate that the deadly toxins ricin and botulinum were present on two items found at a camp in a remote mountain region of northern Iraq allegedly used as a terrorist training center by Islamic militants with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The field tests used by MSNBC.com are only a first step in the evidentiary process and are typically followed by more precise laboratory testing that MSNBC.com has not conducted. U.S. intelligence agents were conducting their own tests in the same area and had not yet released their results,...
  • Bombs, Bugs and Poisons

    04/30/2003 10:29:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 183+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, May 1, 2003 | by Clifford D. May
    “We have yet to find any weapons of mass destruction. …Does it matter that we were misled into war?” - New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, 4/29/03 “Nissar Hindawi, a leading figure in Iraq's biological warfare program in the 1980's, says the stories and explanations he and other scientists told the United Nations about the extent of Iraq's efforts to produce poisons and germ weapons ‘were all lies.’ …He said military officials had asked him to tell inspectors that he was the head of a single-cell protein facility. The plant, in fact, had made botulinum toxin and anthrax. He said...
  • Condi reveals the moment she thought President Bush had been lethally poisoned after 9/11

    11/01/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Lydia Warren
    Condoleezza Rice has revealed the moment she thought that she and President George W. Bush had suffered deadly botulism poisoning. In her new book, the former secretary of state reveals that in the weeks following 9/11, there were scares over smallpox and radioactive attacks on Washington – and a potential poisonous toxin attack on the White House. She was on a trip to a summit meeting in China with Bush when former-Vice President Dick Cheney delivered the blow via a secure video conference line. In an interview with ABC News, Ms Rice explained: ‘The vice president came on the screen...
  • Botulism blamed in deaths of 100 horses

    11/03/2008 12:23:45 PM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 20 replies · 776+ views
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | November 3, 2008 | Fred Hiers
    The cause of death for 100 horses that died last month at a breeding farm outside Summerfield appears to be botulism, according to some of the tests done on the dead animals and their feed.Although more tests will be done and more samples were sent to labs last week, the preliminary test results indicate that the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum was what caused the horses at EquiTransfer to suffer nervous system damage, said veterinarian Mike Short, with the state veterinarian's office, which is part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services..................................................The hay the farm fed the horses...
  • New Era Canning Company (Botulism) Recall

    01/20/2008 10:21:04 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 11 replies · 245+ views
    FDA Website ^ | January 20, 2008 | USFDA
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about a potential Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) contamination of canned beans manufactured by New Era Canning Company, New Era, Mich. C. botulinum is the bacterium that causes botulism, which can be fatal. The recall is for large institutional-sized cans, averaging 6 pounds in weight. Approximately 26 brands and 63 products were distributed to retailers, restaurants, schools, prisons and foodservice institutions nationwide under various labeled brands. The list of recalled products includes cans of cut green beans, Mexican-style chili beans, dark red kidney beans, and garbanzo beans. What Products Have Been...
  • Health Alert: U. S. Issues NEW Botulism Warning. Canned green beans sold nationwide.

    08/06/2007 6:55:01 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 42 replies · 2,265+ views
    newsemergency.com ^ | 8/6/07 | staff
    Warning is second nationwide in last 30 days Product Marketed Under a Variety of Brand Names The affected Lakeside cut green beans are sold nationwide under the following labels: Albertson's, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid. U. S. health officials are warning consumers not to eat certain brands of French Cut Green Beans in 14.5 ounce cans manufactured by Lakeside Foods Inc, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin because the product may not...
  • Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall

    08/02/2007 7:16:57 AM PDT · by girlangler · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    Food & Drug Administration ^ | 8/1/2007 | news release
    Recall -- Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html Castleberry’s Updates Status of National Canned Food Recall Officials Express Urgent Need for Retailers and Consumers to Identify and Discard Recalled Items Contact: Doug McGraw Fleishman-Hillard (212) 453-2202 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- AUGUSTA, Ga. –...
  • FDA says food recall is urgent health threat (Illness spreading)

    07/23/2007 8:18:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 63 replies · 2,092+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2007 | Will Dunham
    FDA says food recall is urgent health threat Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:49PM EDT By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recall of canned meat products and dog food made at a Georgia plant due to botulism fears could involve tens of millions of cans that pose an urgent public health threat, U.S. officials said on Monday. U.S. food regulators appealed to consumers and retailers to find and dispose of the cans. Two people in Texas and two others in Indiana remain seriously ill and hospitalized with botulism poisoning associated with eating Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce, officials said. "This...
  • Botulism Cases Force Huge Meat Recall

    07/22/2007 8:17:13 PM PDT · by Flavius · 37 replies · 1,876+ views
    ap ^ | 7/23/07 | ap
    WASHINGTON (July 22) - A Georgia meat processor on Saturday expanded its recall of canned meat products that may be connected to a botulism outbreak. Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta recalled more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 brands it had recalled Thursday. Cans of chili sauce made at the Castleberry's plant were found in the homes of an Indiana couple and two children in Texas who had been hospitalized with botulism.
  • Georgia Processor Expands Meat Recall (full expanded list)

    07/22/2007 6:33:56 AM PDT · by varina davis · 25 replies · 2,008+ views
    My Earthlink & AP ^ | July 22, 2007
    Georgia Processor Expands Meat Recall From Associated Press July 22, 2007 3:50 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A Georgia meat processor on Saturday expanded its recall of canned meat products that may be connected to a botulism outbreak. Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta recalled more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 brands it had recalled Thursday. Cans of chili sauce made at the Castleberry's plant were found in the homes of an Indiana couple and two children in Texas who had been hospitalized with botulism. All four...
  • Botulism Warning Over Vacuum-Packed Meat (UK)

    04/21/2007 11:33:15 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 468+ views
    Botulism warning over vacuum-packed meat By staff and agencies Last Updated: 9:30am BST 21/04/2007 * Lettuce recalled over salmonella fears(Go to the site to click on article) Consumers have been warned not to eat batches of vacuum-packed meat sold in Scotland and Cumbria over concerns it could be infected with one of the most lethal forms of food poisoning. The alert is over smoked wild venison and smoked beef The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued the alert over 2.6kg of smoked wild venison and smoked beef amid fears it is tainted with the deadly botulism bacteria. The warning applies to...
  • Botulism Case said tied to carrot juice

    10/07/2006 12:38:26 AM PDT · by Aussiebabe · 11 replies · 579+ views
    AP ^ | 7/10/2006 | N/A
    Botulism case said tied to carrot juice TAMPA, Fla. - Investigators believe botulism toxin from bottled carrot juice paralyzed a woman, the fourth person thought to be poisoned by bacteria in the drink. The unidentified woman is unresponsive and has been hospitalized since mid-September, said Jylmarie Kintz, epidemiologist for the Hillsborough County Health Department. Three people in Georgia experienced respiratory failure and remain hospitalized on ventilators since drinking the bottled carrot juice a month ago, according to federal officials. The trio were from Washington County, Ga., and shared a meal Sept. 7 that included carrot juice made by Bolthouse Farms,...
  • Tampa woman maybe poisoned by botulism in bottled carrot juice

    10/06/2006 4:59:48 PM PDT · by bwteim · 54 replies · 1,514+ views
    Herald Tribune.com (South Florida) ^ | Oct 6, 2006 | Associated Press (no name)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Investigators believe botulism toxin from bottled carrot juice paralyzed a woman, the fourth person thought to be poisoned by bacteria in the drink. The unidentified woman is unresponsive and has been hospitalized since mid-September, said Jylmarie Kintz, epidemiologist for the Hillsborough County Health Department. Three people in Georgia also became ill after drinking the bottled juice made by Bolthouse Farms, according to the Food and Drug Administration. In a dispatch issued Friday, the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the three were from Washington County, Ga., and shared a meal, which included carrot juice...
  • Botulism cases lead to recall of pasteurized carrot juice

    10/01/2006 2:48:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 2,129+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | Oct 1, 2006 | DIANE CHUN
    Sun staff writer The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to drink carrot juice from Bolthouse Farms. The warning comes in response to a fourth case of botulism being linked to the brand, produced by Bolthouse Farms of Bakersfield, Calif. Consumers should discard any 450 milliliter or 1 liter plastic bottles of the carrot juice with a "best if used by" date of Nov. 11 or earlier. The FDA is also reiterating its advice to consumers to keep carrot juice - including pasteurized carrot juice - refrigerated. The fourth case of botulism poisoning involves a woman in Florida...
  • Thailand: Specialists on full alert following outbreak of bacterial which could be use as weapon

    03/20/2006 7:48:19 PM PST · by JimSEA · 12 replies · 565+ views
    The Nation (Thai) ^ | March 21, 2006 | Nation Staff
    A serious disease outbreak in the northern province of Nan had Army weapons specialists and US disease investigators on full alert Monday. Almost 150 people in the province have been stricken with botulism, a rare yet lethal bacterial disease that could potentially be used as a biological weapon. Health authorities have sought international assistance treating the patients. US military biological weapons experts have been flown into Nan, as have World Health Organisation disease specialists, said Thai Disease Control Department chief Thawat Suntharacharn. Since March 4, 143 villagers in Nan's Ban Luang district have been diagnosed as suffering from botulism, a...
  • Inside Saddam Hussein's mobile bio-weapons lab Experts say trailer likely produced WMDs

    10/05/2004 10:14:40 PM PDT · by seastay · 8 replies · 664+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | By Aaron Klein
    A trailer found by the U.S. in Northern Iraq last year was likely used by Saddam Hussein's regime as a mobile biological weapons laboratory, and not to fill hydrogen balloons as some in Britain and the U.S. have charged, a view supported by exclusive photos obtained by WorldNetDaily that for the first time offer inside views of the trailer components. Kurdish forces seized the trailer in April 2003 at a checkpoint near Mosul in northern Iraq. At the time, the unit was hailed as the closest U.S. forces may had come to finding a "smoking gun" in their search for...