Snow peas implicated in cyclosporiasis outbreak for first time

first_imgSep 24, 2004 (CIDRAP News)—Raw snow peas have been linked to an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Pennsylvania that may have sickened almost 100 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced.A Sep 17 early-release Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) article said CDC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials are working with the Guatemalan government to determine the source of the Guatemalan-grown snow peas and how the produce became contaminated.Pennsylvania public health officials noted about 50 potential cases of cyclosporiasis among residents, staff, and volunteers affiliated with a residential facility, MMWR said. Illnesses began in early June and lasted through early July.Of 349 people with connections to the facility, 96 had symptoms including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and aches starting within 1 to 14 days of attending one of five special events there. Forty Cyclospora cayetanensis infections were laboratory-confirmed; the other 56 cases were termed probable C cayetanensis.C cayetanensis is a one-celled parasite. Cyclosporiasis can occur when people ingest food or water contaminated with infected stool, the CDC said.Investigation quickly focused on determining what foods had been served at five special events that took place at the facility in May and June, MMWR reported. Pasta salad containing snow peas was linked to the outbreak.All of the snow peas used by the facility came from one container, which was purchased on May 21 and refrigerated until the last batch of salad was made on Jun 22, when the remaining peas were discarded. No peas were available for testing, but investigators said the snow peas were the only salad ingredient that meet criteria necessary to have caused the outbreak, according to MMWR. Those criteria were: being in all three batches of the salad served at the five events, being from the same lot, and being served only at those five events.The outbreak marks the first instance of the parasitic disease implicating snow peas. Other culprits have included raspberries, basil, and mesclun lettuce from various countries.The largest outbreak of cyclosporiasis, affecting more than 1,400 people in North America, took place in 1996, according to “Epidemiologic studies of Cyclospora cayetanensis in Guatemala,” published in the November-December 1999 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Raspberries were associated with the outbreak, prompting water-quality and sanitary-practice improvements on berry farms.Guatemalan raspberries have since been implicated in other outbreaks, including a wedding in 2000 in Philadelphia, Pa. Fifty-four people fell ill after eating the wedding cake, which contained raspberries found to contain Cyclospora, according to an August 2002 article in Emerging Infectious Diseases.CDC. Outbreak of cyclosporiasis associated with snow peas—Pennsylvania, 2004. MMWR Sep 24;53(37):876-8 (posted online Sep 17) [Full text]See also:1999 Emerging Infectious Diseases articlehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no6/bern.htm2002 Emerging Infectious Diseases articlehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol8no8/02-0012.htmlast_img read more

Batesville MS Grapplers Fall To Sunman-Dearborn

first_imgAfter a weeklong break the Bulldog wrestlers got back in action as they visited Sunman Dearborn in St. Leon.  Despite the tough loss as a team, with a 86-13 defeat by the Trojans the bulldog grapplers upheld a fight to the very end.JT Linkel, Jackson Wooldridge and Alex Plemmons saw three outstanding matches.  Linkel winning an 8-3 decision over Ryan May, and Wooldridgeís 15-4 major decision over Kyle Krummen led the way until Heavyweight, Alex Plemmons pinned his opponent in the second period.Other Batesville wrestlers seeing varsity action tonight putting up a great effort include Joey Gutzwiller, Caleb Bischoff- Niece, Isaiah Riffel, Andy Gutzwiller, Dallas Lamping, Dylan Holcomb, Kevin Crowell, Cole Streuwing, Ethan Gibbs, and Hunter Hon.Additional matches were seen tonight from Matthew King, Enrique Arnold, and Zach Jones in reserve matchings.The Batesville Middle School wrestlers will take a day off before they head to South Dearborn this Saturday for a reserve invitational.Submitted by Cassie Mumaw.last_img read more

Midweek meeting for Europe’s elite club coaches

first_imgThe 14th Elite Club Coaches Forum takes place at UEFA on 5/6 September and media representatives can apply to attend the post-forum press briefing at 12.30CET on Thursday.The 14th Elite Club Coaches Forum will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on the afternoon of Wednesday 5 September and the morning of Thursday 6 September.The forum will be an opportunity for top European club coaches to discuss the latest trends in club football and express their views on the major issues affecting that level of the game.A number of Europe’s leading coaches have been invited and among those who will attend are:Massimiliano Allegri (AC Milan), Carlo Ancelotti (Paris Saint-Germain FC), Frank de Boer (AFC Ajax), John van den Brom (RSC Anderlecht), Unai Emery (FC Spartak Moskva), René Girard (Montpellier Hérault SC), Kasper Hjulmand (FC Nordsjælland), Leonardo Jardim (Olympiacos FC), Jorge Jesus (SL Benfica), Ivan Jovanović (APOEL FC), Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund), Ronald Koeman (Feyenoord), Mircea Lucescu (FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea FC), José Mourinho (Real Madrid CF), Vítor Pereira (FC Porto), Thomas Schaaf (SV Werder Bremen), Diego Simeone (Club Atlético de Madrid), Luciano Spalletti (FC Zenit St Petersburg), Fatih Terim (Galatasaray AŞ), Tito Vilanova (FC Barcelona), and Arsène Wenger (Arsenal FC).Members of the media wishing to attend the post-forum press briefing, scheduled for 12.30CET on Thursday, must inform UEFA in writing by emailing fame_accreditations@uefa.ch before midday on Wednesday – stating name, outlet and contact details.last_img read more

Opening of new Vandenburgh Ave. is set tentatively for Dec. 5-7; Could it be a U.S. 81 bypass?

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The new Vandenburgh Ave. in Wellington is slated to be completed and opened to motorists on Dec. 5 to Dec. 7 weather permitting said Cody Sims, Wellington City Economic Director.That is the latest completion estimate as of today, Nov. 26, 2013. The completion date has been moved back a couple of times already, so that date is not etched in stone.“We are hoping to open things up at the end of next week,” Sims said. “The latest seven-day weather outlook is promising. We are eager to get things wrapped up.”So is probably everybody. The $2.12 million highway and parallel 10-inch sewer line project started in earnest on March 18. When open it will be a diagonal thoroughfare connecting the north end of A Street near the Industrial Park to the U.S. 160/81 Pizza Hut intersection.Sims said there is still sealant work to be done on all the concrete joints on Vandenburgh. Then there will be paving striping, which road crews hope to have done before the road is opened.Once open then the city will decide whether to make Vandenburgh into a U.S. 81 by-pass road. Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said he is personally against this proposal because if the state takes over Vandenburgh then A Street connecting Vandenburgh to the A Street Roundabout, about one mile south, will no longer be U.S. 81, thus no longer the responsibility of the state of Kansas. Road improvements would then fall solely back to the city of Wellington.Wellington benefits from state funding of U.S. 160 and 81 road construction within the city limits through KLINK and Geometric grant projects. The state usually funds 80 or 90 percent of the projects to the city’s 20 or 10 percent. If A Street is no longer U.S. 81, then the city will no longer be eligible for these state funds.On the other hand, the Wellington City Council will need to decide whether or not making Vandenburgh a state highway will cut down truck traffic on A Street, thus cutting down on wear and tear of A Street and the roundabout.“It is something we will discuss at a later date,” Collins said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 350 weeks ago I would say that most truckers are going to utilize vandenburg as their main choice to get around town without using the roundabout so why change it to a state highway? Leave “A” street as the state highway that way when the time comes in a couple years to have it repaved the state is assisting in that project as well. Vandenburg I would hope would not need any major work for a time even with the heavy trucks driving on it unlike A street that could use curbing and proper drainage now. Report Reply 3 replies · active 350 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 350 weeks ago You are right WHSFAN. The issue is whether the trucker will know to do that. If I’m driving southbound through Wellington for the first time, how would I know that this diagonal road that is Vandenburgh will take me where I need to go? If I didn’t know the territory I’d stay on U.S. 81. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down wondering · 350 weeks ago Those truckers know. I’ve followed trucks west bound past the Pizza Hut, out 16th to Crestview, then South to 160, more than once. I have no idea why they go that way. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 350 weeks ago Can’t they just put up a “South 81/West 160” truck route sign? I mean….1 or 2 signs. How many did they put up for the circle of death? Most truckers aren’t one trip guys. They usually run the same/similar routes. They aren’t the smartest (or best smelling) guys, but they’ll figure it out. Report Reply -2 Vote up Vote down Yahoo · 350 weeks ago Call it Vandenburg bypass! it wont take truckers long to figure this out. Now its time to start at the wonderful circle jerk with a dozer and widen the roadway to the north end of town. Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down thinksimple · 350 weeks ago It’s called a truck route sign. Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down City driver · 350 weeks ago Make it us 81 truck route N and S then put up signs saying no through trucks on A street only local trucks for delivery or service only Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Bring on the Trucks · 350 weeks ago It does not really matter what I think, the city will do what they want to help them. I live on Vandenburgh, i have no drive way on Vandenburgh, the city would not give me a driveway,I have to use the ally, the police, ems, and fire can not locate my house due to the only access is from the ally…. This is a safety issue in my opinion…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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There should be no comparisons between Dangal and Baahubali

first_img2: AamirMumbai, May 25 (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan said the box office collection of his blockbuster “Dangal” should not be compared to the recently released “Baahubali 2″, as both are good films which are making the country proud.”Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” broke all previous box office records in India and international markets and has reportedly raked in nearly Rs 1,565 crore in worldwide collection.Aamirs sports drama too is not behind, thanks to its excellent run in China which has taken the worldwide collection of the film to reportedly Rs 1,500 crore.When asked whether “Dangal” would be able to beat “Baahubali 2” collection, Aamir told reporters, “I am very happy the film is being appreciated so much in China and across the world. But I dont think there should be any comparisons.”I have not seen Baahubali 2 yet but its a very successful film and have heard so many good things about it.””Dangal” is based on the life of ace wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and the journey of his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat, while “Baahubali 2” is an epic-fantasy drama directed by S S Rajamouli.Congratulating Rajamouli and his entire team, Aamir said, “I feel there shouldnt be a comparison between the two. Both are good films in their own rights, both are Indian films which are making the country proud.”I am proud of Baahubali as well and as an Indian fan I would really appreciate the fact that the film is doing so well all over the world.”The actor was speaking at the premiere of “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, here last night. PTI JUR ARS SSNadvertisementlast_img read more