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Cyclospora Outbreak
08-09-2015, 04:51 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:The cases became known between May 9 and July 18 and are mainly in Ontario, but there are also some infections in B.C., Alberta and Quebec.
The agency says the source is unknown but past outbreaks of Cyclospora have been linked to various types of imported fresh produce, such as pre-packaged salad mix, basil, cilantro, berries, mesclun lettuce and snow peas.
Cyclospora is generally low-risk and can be cured with antibiotics, but people with weakened immune systems, children and the elderly are at increased risk of developing complications.


Well, I won't be buying imported prepared salads any more. sad2.gif
08-09-2015, 05:04 PM #2
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Fecal contamination damned.gif I guess I'll be throwing out that cilantro in the fridge.
08-09-2015, 05:07 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:At home or abroad

After using the bathroom, always wash your hands well with soap for 20 seconds. Washing your hands is especially important if you are about to handle food.
After preparing raw foods, always wash your hands. Also wash counters, and any cutting boards, knives and utensils you used.
Before you prepare and eat vegetables and fruits, wash them thoroughly with clean running water.
Use a brush to scrub produce with firm surfaces, like potatoes and carrots (even if you peel them).
Scrub rough fruit like oranges and cantaloupes, so the inside is not contaminated when the fruit is peeled or cut.
However, washing produce will not always eliminate Cyclospora, since the parasites can be difficult to remove.


Yeah, good idea Shadow because supposedly washing produce may not get rid of it.
08-09-2015, 05:14 PM #4
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
I don't just wash my cutting boards, I scrape them with a knife. I put some of that cilantro in the chili I made last night 13.gif
08-09-2015, 05:19 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Most of the cases are here in Ontario. omg.gif
08-09-2015, 05:31 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:To date, no multi-jurisdictional outbreaks have been linked to produce grown in Canada.

Okay, so it would appear it's just imported produce. Then I'll just buy homegrown produce for now.

08-09-2015, 05:38 PM #7
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
08-09-2015, 06:16 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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They have signs up on the berry freezer at the store here saying to boil imported berries before use. Imported berries are mainly from Poland. I never buy them. 13.gif I want my berries raw. Thankfully there are plenty of them here for free.
08-09-2015, 06:20 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Well, it is nice that the store warns people and instructs them how to handle the produce to make it safe. This is the first I am learning of this parasitic outbreak and only from keeping vigilant at watching the news.
08-09-2015, 07:38 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Soak your veggies in a bit of white vinegar and water.
You can drastically reduce your exposure to pesticides and bacteria found on produce with a thorough vinegar and water wash. Experts found that a white vinegar and water wash kills 98% of bacteria and removes pesticides.
08-10-2015, 06:42 PM #11
US nli Incognito Anonymous
This is a parasite not a bacteria, so I think perhaps only boiling will kill them.
08-13-2015, 04:27 PM #12
Ruby Wolf Member
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GEE and i thought i had PTF? or FGY? or maybe its KXO? although it actually feels like TVZ the greedy PIG doctor told me i might actually have BRA? or DUI? or perhaps even TWA? or IBM? but one things for damn sure i definitely know its not SEX the way i use to catch it like WTF give me a FKN break from all this fabricated fear and orchestrated paranoia insidiously tearing our solidarity apart...

08-13-2015, 04:57 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I don't think this parasite is a paranoid-induced, figment of anyone's suppression and programming.

08-14-2015, 01:34 AM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It's the byproduct of bean burritos and bad water 13.gif
08-14-2015, 03:46 AM #15
Ruby Wolf Member
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Well in reality the overwhelmingly vast majority of "us" only know what "they" tell us and so this Cyclospora could actually be another insidiously manufactured human over population control disease...



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