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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

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Old 31.05.2011, 09:32
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

I don't understand spanish ( where is Nil when you really need her ) but I did wince when she bit down on that poor cucumber.

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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

apparently one of the first symptoms of e coli poisoning is involuntary repetition
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Old 31.05.2011, 09:58
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I don't understand spanish ( where is Nil when you really need her ) but I did wince when she bit down on that poor cucumber.

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Oi!

Give me some time, I just landed in here! Ask Angela! Where is she by the way?

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Old 31.05.2011, 10:01
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

from the Swiss health ministry, French and German original links,

http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/mediz...x.html?lang=fr

http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/mediz...x.html?lang=de



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Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC or VTEC)

Current Situation (Dated 27. May 2011)

In Switzerland, since the beginning of 2011, 20 cases of EHEC laboratory confirmed, were reported to the Federal Office of Public Health, 7 since the beginning of May.

According to the analysis of the National Reference Center for Enteric Pathogens (NEET), this is probably one of those cases, the same bacterial strain as in northern Germany. The sick person has visited Germany before the start of the epidemic. His health is stable and does not present any complication (HUS).

Among the reported cases of EHEC, 7 males and 13 females were recorded. Seven cases are in children under 5 years. Cases are distributed throughout Switzerland.

The number of current cases is consistent with normal seasonal fluctuations in recent years.
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Old 31.05.2011, 10:02
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Give me some time, I just landed in here! Ask Angela! Where is she by the way?

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Old 31.05.2011, 10:03
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

French to English Google translation

Infectious agent and transmission

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are pathogenic strains of the intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli) can cause dangerous and bloody diarrhea in humans. These bacteria produce a poison, verotoxin, which is why they are also called verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC). Their reservoirs are cattle and other ruminants (eg., Sheep, goats, and deer), which may carry EHEC in the gut and thus in the feces without being sick. Transmission to humans occurs primarily through consumption of food (meat, vegetables and raw fruits and products made from raw milk) or water table and contaminated by contact with water contaminated swimming, but also by direct contact with body fluids (feces) from animals or humans infected (contact infection messy). In humans, the bacteria are normally removed in 5-20 days. However, the period during which the contamination is still possible, may extend to several months, particularly among children.

Clinical

Infection can be asymptomatic. Otherwise, diarrhea and strong stomach appear 3-4 days after infection. In 10 to 20% of cases, infection is a severe form a few days later, with bloody diarrhea and fever. Verotoxin produced by the bacteria destroys the cells of the intestinal wall and blood vessels. Infants, young children, the elderly and immunocompromised are the most vulnerable and often suffer from this serious disease. The infection is especially dangerous for children when one is developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a disease which affects the verotoxin kidneys, blood vessels and blood cells. This is a serious complication in 5-10% of symptomatic EHEC infections and is the leading cause of acute renal failure in childhood. Despite treatment strengthened about 5% of HUS cases have a fatal outcome and 20% of patients maintain renal sequelae. The use of antibiotics to fight against the infectious agent is not promising due to the rapid emergence of resistance that prolongs the elimination of bacteria or aggravate the course of the disease because of development Increased toxins. Treatment is then based on symptoms.

Geographic distribution and frequency

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) were detected in almost all industrialized countries and are likely to be present globally. In Switzerland, 50 to 70 confirmed cases of EHEC infection are reported annually to the Federal Office of Public Health.

Prevention

To prevent EHEC infection in the infant and toddler, it is recommended to avoid milk and give them raw meat only cooked enough. Regular hand washing after using the toilet, before preparing food, after contact with raw meat, before meals and after contact with animals is also part of prevention.

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Old 31.05.2011, 10:12
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

After reading the Swiss health ministry website:

The levels of infection are normal for this time of the year. Proper personal hygiene should be continued, it would seem the bacterium are on the outside of the fruits and vegetables, and can be removed by normal washing.

Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing food, and always after using the toilet. Wash your hands before eating. I always wash my hands after I arrive home too. Always wash your hands after contact with these animals: cows, sheep, goats, deer.

Avoid unwashed salads and fruit, uncooked meat, and raw milk. Avoid contact with ruminant animal turds: from cows, sheep, goats, deer.

There is no need for panic, the situation is normal for this time of the year, when many people eat uncooked salad and fruits.

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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

Thanks Ittigen, for the updates.

I am not sure if the thread title is accurate, since it is more than just unwashed salad, but anything else would be unecesarrily allarming..Let me know if we should update. I will see what's in the tags for peope to find it easier.
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I don't understand spanish ( where is Nil when you really need her ) but I did wince when she bit down on that poor cucumber.

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Old 31.05.2011, 11:14
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It is quite an image.
you should have seen what she did with the tomatos
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe


will she be able to do it with this one?
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I've heard that too.

The Spanish like their food too much to eat the kind of tasteless (but ever-so-nice looking) rubbish that ends up in the supermarkets of other European countries.

I've heard that too... but was a Spanish how travel to Germany and came back to Spain!!!! hilarious!
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

STOP PRESS!!!

I have just had a call 2 minutes ago saying that this is now in Switzerland and effecting Swiss Bio Products from infected cow dung...

I am trying to substantiate the report and will then up-date....
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you should have seen what she did with the tomatos
Those weren't tomatoes...

I'm curious, will Switzerland pull any suspect produce off the shelves, or is it up to the famous national common sense to avoid and/or wash (in a pressure cooker ).
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

Stop panic, this is another "pandemia". Every year they want to scare us with something. Probably there is something else more important going on but they do not want us to realize.
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Stop panic, this is another "pandemia". Every year they want to scare us with something. Probably there is something else more important going on but they do not want us to realize.
Its lentils, but keep it under you hat.....shh
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I'm curious, will Switzerland pull any suspect produce off the shelves, or is it up to the famous national common sense to avoid and/or wash (in a pressure cooker ).
Co-op have pulled cucumbers from Spain off the shelves but they said there weren't that many to begin with as the Swiss crop has been so good this year.
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Its lentils, but keep it under you hat.....shh
Sh**!! I love lentils!
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Old 31.05.2011, 17:26
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Re: Salad food poisoning in Europe

Stop panicking!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8649910.stm

Simply wash your hands and fruit and vegetables.
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