Skip to comments.Iowa law prevents officials from releasing names in cyclospora case
Posted on 08/01/2013 12:02:13 PM PDT by nuconvert
Iowa law is preventing state health officials from releasing the name or names of salad brand mixtures implicated in a widespread cyclospora case that has sickened dozens across Iowa.
The law states officials can only release the identity of businesses if the problem persists, which officials don't believe is happening because of a drop in cases, officials said in a release on Wednesday.
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Once again proving the stupidity of government.
You needed proof?
Cyclospora is a parasite, not a bacterium.
Yes, and flu is caused by a virus, not a flu bug, and zombieism is fungal, not viral, your point?
uh, my point is that cyclospora is a parasite, not a bacterium?
Did I really need a </tease> tag?
Yes! And bring a six-pack when you come over!
Is Negra Modelo OK?
Importantly, the incubation period of the disease is longer than the shelf life of the salad. So if you figure out where it is coming from, and stop it at the source, in short order the salad is good again.
At that point, even saying who was responsible accomplishes nothing other than to cost them sales of good salad.
Looks like the relationship between lawmakers and Big Agriculture in Iowa is as corrupt as any of the usual relationships of Big Oil, Big Banking, etc.
Not really. The expiration dates on the packaged salads are at least 10 days - that’s enough time to allow many people to be infected.
“People typically become sick approximately seven days after they acquire the infection, but that incubation period can range from two to 14 days.
Cyclospora infections usually resolve on their own, but the illness can last a long time. Patients may have relapsing symptoms that can persist for weeks to months.”
Not only that, but the public should be informed which company was involved, so that they can decide for themselves if they want to trust that company in the future, or switch to another brand.
bacterium,parasite, whatever. The end result is the same...sick people.
“..even saying who was responsible accomplishes nothing other than to cost them sales of good salad....”
I suppose they can do tests for this stuff to see if you have it. But it would be helpful to know if it is the brand you buy. I just got off the phone with my elderly mom that shows many of these symptoms. (And at her age it is pretty scary).
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