Outbreaks and Breakdowns

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Welcome to a post about the potential consequences of eating food with pathogenic bacteria that cause gastroenteritis.

Two factors influenced me to click on this outbreak update page from the CDC** on a salmonella outbreak largely in California. The strain of this outbreak was from Salmonellaenterica serotype Stanley. A serotype is a specific subtype of the species Salmonella enterica. It was linked to the -in my opinion- fabulously named “dried wood ear mushrooms.” Both of those names combined are great catalysts for a good story about an outbreak. The number of cases in this outbreak totaled fifty-five; thirty three from California and the rest from nine other states. Humans from age 2 to 74 reported illness and out of 35 cases that provided medical information, only 4 required hospitalization. Some good news about this outbreak: although they sequenced the bacterial genomes isolated from 26 cases, none were…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com


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