Navigation Links
Bamboo Shoots Causes Botulism Outbreak

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is an outbreak of apparent botulism, which could be due to the consumption of home-preserved// bamboo shoots. It has left more than 150 people sick after festival in northern Thailand. WHO further stated that according to the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) that 152 people had signs and symptoms consistent with botulism as on March 20th. About a 100 people are hospitalized an almost 40 of them in need of respirators, though there has been no reports of death so far. The newspapers reported today that 42 of the patients were comatose, many of who were air lifted to hospitals in Bangkok.

The sick were all among about 170 participants in a Buddhist festival in the Banluang district of Nan province last week. All of who contracted this deadly disease, after consuming contaminated processed bamboo shoots, which had been stored in aluminum cans. It is probably the largest such incident, and might even be the worst incidence of botulism in the world. The Thai ministry of Public Health (MOPH), along with WHO and Disease control and prevention of the US, are investigating the outbreak, with a detailed case and cohort study. The UK, US have rushed in about 60 doses of antitoxins and Japan is further sending about 70doses along with more experts to help investigate the outbreak.

Botulism (from Latin botulus, "sausage") is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin called Botulin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulin is the most potent known toxin, blocking nerve function and leading to respiratory and musculoskeletal paralysis. Symptoms include double vision, blurred vision, ptosis, muscle weakness, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing and nausea. This toxin has made its name in the recent past, as it one off the main ingredients for making weapons of mass destructions. The weapons are considered categorized ‘A’ for the ir power to disseminate, cause high mortality rate, and public panic.

Thai officials have given no indication that the food poisoning has arisen from anything other than contaminated food. The Thai Cabinet has also approved of 33 million baht (US$851,000, 701,000 euros) emergency budget with about half the money spent on acquiring antitoxins. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters after the meeting.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
2. Causes of weakness in the aged
3. Gene Mutation Causes Ovarian Failure
4. Studying The Causes Of Autism
5. Heart Drug Also Effective In Preventing Specific Causes Of Death
6. More Causes of Bladder Cancer Identified
7. The Causes Of Acid Reflux Questioned
8. Causes of drug induced liver disease
9. Junk Food Causes High Level Of Insulin Resistance In Children
10. Red Color Causes The Allergic Reaction To Strawberries
11. Studies On Hearing Loss Discovers New Causes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh ... law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up ... network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, ... in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in ... around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching services ... by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile Transformation ... Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. Coveros ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, ... as number one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 ... 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its ... will soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 ... Set to receive his award in October, Bardisa said ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its ... helping those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia ... in Essex, England commented, "I ... experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every ... recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: