Archive | August 2, 2019


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Sixth #death from #listeria outbreak linked to #NHS #sandwiches – Public Health #England, #UK

Sixth death from listeria outbreak linked to NHS sandwiches – Public Health England

(Main) Listeria bacteria © Getty Images / BSIP (Bottom left) An NHS logo © Reuters / Neil Hall

A sixth person has died from listeria after eating contaminated NHS sandwiches, as Public Health England (PHE) continues an inquiry into whether more people have died from the outbreak.

The victim, who was one of nine previously confirmed cases that had contracted the severe disease, “acquired listeriosis from Good Food Chain products,” while at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a Public Health England spokesman confirmed.

In June, public health officials revealed that five listeria-infected patients had died, and nine more were seriously ill after eating food in NHS hospitals containing the deadly bacteria. Officials have confirmed that they are testing all samples of listeria on a regular basis to check if they are linked to this outbreak.

What is listeria?
Listeria is a bacteria that can cause a severe disease in humans, but normally only affects individuals who don’t have a strong immune system. It is caught by eating contaminated food.

Where is it commonly picked up from?
This type of bacteria is killed if food is cooked, so the infection is usually caused by ready-to-eat food – such as sandwiches – that become contaminated. It’s found in soil so can come from herbs and salads, but it also regularly contaminates cured meats, soft cheeses, pates, and vegetables.

43 out of the 135 NHS trusts were supplied by The Good Food Chain and they have been placed on alert for cases of listeria, which can lead to sepsis and meningitis. It can cause pregnant women to miscarry, and can also be passed to unborn children.

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Over 100 infected as #Tuberculosis OUTBREAK hits #German #school

Over 100 infected as Tuberculosis OUTBREAK hits German school

A doctor showing a case of tuberculosis on an x-ray at the tuberculosis centre in Berlin-Lichtenberg. FILE PHOTO © Global Look Press

Health officials have been scrambled to a school in southwestern Germany where dozens of children have been infected with lung-choking tuberculosis.

A total of 109 students, teachers and other school employees at the Michael Ende non-denominational school have found themselves in the grip of the disease, following an outbreak in the town of Bad Schönborn.

Authorities revealed that four people, including two students, have active cases of tuberculosis, meaning they could be contagious. The four have been removed from the school and are receiving medical treatment.

“We cannot rule out the possibility that there will be new cases of active illness,” Ulrich Wagner from the Karlsruhe health department said to the Badische Neueste Nachrichten newspaper.

The outbreak comes after two children in two separate schools in Bad Schönborn were found in early July to have active tuberculosis. The disease has since continued to spread in the Michael Ende school. The eighth grade class has been particularly badly affected, with 56 students –88 percent of the entire class– contracting the illness.

Local broadcaster SWR is reporting that health officials are now examining the school building to determine how the bacteria was able to infect so many people.

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Depth: 40 km

Distances: 233 km SW of Tangerang, Indonesia / pop: 1,373,000 / local time: 19:03:26.2 2019-08-02

208 km S of Bandarlampung, Indonesia / pop: 801,000 / local time: 19:03:26.2 2019-08-02
176 km SW of Pandeglang, Indonesia / pop: 92,400 / local time: 19:03:26.2 2019-08-02

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 612 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 03:00:09.8 2019-08-02

97 km SE of Helena, United States / pop: 28,200 / local time: 03:00:09.8 2019-08-02
32 km NW of Bozeman, United States / pop: 37,300 / local time: 03:00:09.8 2019-08-02
3 km W of Manhattan, United States / pop: 1,600 / local time: 03:00:09.8 2019-08-02

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3964 km SW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 01:50:54.6 2019-08-02

4762 km SW of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 02:50:54.6 2019-08-02
4789 km SE of Papeete, French Polynesia / pop: 26,400 / local time: 19:50:54.6 2019-08-01

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 163 km SW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 20:55:17.2 2019-08-01

132 km W of Rancagua, Chile / pop: 213,000 / local time: 20:55:17.2 2019-08-01
83 km SW of San Antonio, Chile / pop: 85,700 / local time: 20:55:17.2 2019-08-01

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