Thai botulism outbreak sickened 163

first_img By Apr 10, only 25 patients still remained in the hospital, 9 of them on respirators, the CDC noted. None of the 163 patients died. A study assessing the outcomes of some of the cases is ongoing, the agency noted. The bamboo shoots had been produced locally by a women’s group, the CDC wrote. They were processed in large containers that held roughly 26 pounds each. Most of the 53 cans made in September 2005 were sold locally. No other outbreaks have been recorded since those cans were produced. Thai health officials quickly traced the outbreak to a Mar 14 religious rite in Nawaimai Village, Pakaluang subdistrict, Baan Luang district of Nan Province, the report said. Investigators interviewed 145 of the 200 people who had attended the festival about their food intake. The only food in common was home-canned bamboo shoots, which are often eaten with chili and shrimp paste. The report said the outbreak occurred 8 years after a smaller botulism outbreak that also was associated with home-canned bamboo shoots. Following that episode, information on safe canning was disseminated throughout the country. Mar 22 CIDRAP News story on outbreakhttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food-disease/news/mar2206botu.html Antitoxin was not available in Thailand, so Thai officials sought help from several international partners. The United Kingdom (with support form the World Health Organization) sent 20 vials of heptavalent antitoxin; CDC sent 50 vials of bivalent antitoxin; and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan sent 23 vials of trivalent antitoxin. A Canadian company sold Thailand an additional 10 vials of bivalent antitoxin. Apr 18, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The recent outbreak of botulism poisoning traced to bamboo shoots served at a religious festival in Thailand sickened 163 people, according to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “This recurrence 8 years later indicates the importance of long-term follow up and continuous inspection and assurance of the quality of food canning,” the CDC said. CDC. Botulism from home-canned bamboo shoots—Nan Province, Thailand, March 2006. MMWR 2006: 55(14) 389-92 [Full text] Of that number, 141 patients had to be hospitalized, and 10 more were treated as outpatients. A majority experienced abdominal pain, dry mouth, and/or nausea. Forty-two of the hospitalized patients needed mechanical ventilation, the CDC said in the Apr 14 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. See also: last_img read more

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Football: CB Dontye Carriere-Williams granted release, will pursue transfer

first_imgWisconsin’s most seasoned cornerback Dontye Carriere-Williams announced he would be leaving the program in a tweet last night. The redshirt sophomore was granted his release by the UW program and intends to pursue transfer options.Carriere-Williams thanked former Coach Paul Chryst as well as teammates in his statement, suggesting there was no bad blood in the situation with playing time being the most likely reason for the split.According to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard addressed why the corner was not practicing with the first unit.Football: Western Kentucky comes to town to kick off seasonFriday evening, Badger fans will make the first of many treks down to Camp Randall as Wisconsin Football takes on Read…“It is just consistency and effort in practice,” Leonhard said. “I like some of the things he has done but I just want to see more.”Carriere-Williams redshirted in his first year and started five games in 2017 as a freshman totaling 30 tackles and an interception.With senior Derrick Tindal gone, most assumed after last year Carriere-Williams would compete for a starting corner spot. The position opened up even more when starting corner Nick Nelson left the program to enter the NFL Draft with a year remaining of eligibility.But ultimately, the position would be claimed by redshirt freshman Faion Hicks and redshirt sophomore Caesar Williams. Carriere-Williams and Madison Cone were named to the second unit.NCAA Basketball: Here is all you need to know about new CBB reformsThe NCAA announced new guidelines Wednesday, in an effort to curb corruption in college basketball and restore accountability to an Read…Leonard said Tuesday he planned to integrate the second unit in frequently during Friday’s game. But with a greater lack of depth at corner today that game plan could be in question.Carriere-Williams’ decision to transfer came after a tumultuous week for the Wisconsin football program where receivers Danny Davis and Quintez Cephus were involved in an alleged sexual assault case. Davis is currently suspended for the team’s first two games while Cephus’ future with the team is unknown.While Carriere-Williams’ departure is unrelated to Davis and Cephus, losing three contributing players right before the start of the year will be a major hurdle for the team.It appears as if redshirt freshman Deron Harrell could be the next man up in this situation. He had a strong camp but only tomorrow will reveal what adjustments Leonhard will make in the secondary.last_img read more

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Vahidin Musemić: Portugal Deserved to be a Champion

first_imgVahidin Musemić, former player of FK Sarajevo and French Nice, at the beginning of the Championship said that he will root for France and that the ”Tricolors” are one of the favorites of the whole Championship. Former centre-forward of the Bordeaux was right when he said that the French will have an important role at this year’s European Championship. Still, during the final match the Portuguese team defeated them in Paris, leaving them without their third title of European champion.”You may or you may not sympathize them, but the Portuguese deserved to be a champions of the Old Continent. Their selector, Fernando Santos adjusted their game according to the rival. The game was disciplined. He asked his players to be fully focused. He was a great leader of the national team. Ultimately, they managed to take the throne and they deserve congratulations,” said Musemić for Klix.ba.Musemić who played for Yugoslavia on Euro 1968, adds that the French were extraordinary until the final. But, they didn’t manage to handle the pressure in the final match.”The Tricolors had several amazing games. They played tactical in their game against the Germany. However, they weren’t able to reach needed level in the final match. I think that they couldn’t handle the pressure that they ”have” to win.  Besides, their selector Didier Deschamps set the wrong tactics. He made several illogical changes, which resulted in their defeat. I rooted for the France, but the Portugal was great. They reached the top unexpectedly and deservedly,” concluded Musemić.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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