Got E coli ? Outbreak showed danger of raw milk

first_img CDC. Echerichia coli O157:H7 infection associated with drinking raw milk—Washington and Oregon, November-Decmeber 2005. MMWR 2007 Mar 2;56(8):165-7 [Full text] See also: Mar 2, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials are using an analysis of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak that involved 18 cases in December 2005 to remind people of the dangers of drinking unpasteurized milk. FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01576.html Five patients were hospitalized, and four of them had hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney disorder. The hospitalized patients were all children (aged 1 to 13). The FDA statement listed higher numbers, saying the CDC identified 45 outbreaks linked to raw milk or cheese made from raw milk between 1998 and May 2005. Those outbreaks involved 1,007 illnesses, 104 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths. The statement didn’t specify whether this included all pathogens, and FDA officials could not be reached for clarification this afternoon. In a news release yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration said raw milk can be contaminated not only with E coli, but also with Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, and Brucella species. Investigators analyzed the DNA fingerprints of E coli O157:H7 from eight patients and found that seven of them matched one another and also matched isolates from milk samples and environmental samples from the milking-parlor floor, the report says. In addition, there was a dose-response relationship between milk consumption and the risk of illness, with a 37.5% risk for those who drank 3 or more cups daily.center_img By interviewing 43 of 45 families who held shares in the cows, health investigators found 18 cases of E coli infection, 8 of which were laboratory-confirmed, according to the report in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Repor (MMWR). The 18 case-patients constituted 13% of the 140 people who reported drinking raw milk from the farm. Raw milk has been banned from interstate commerce since 1987, but it can be sold legally in 27 states. However, “Because raw milk certification has failed to prevent many raw-milk-associated infections in the past, consumers should not assume that certified raw milk is free of pathogens,” the CDC says. The FDA noted that proponents of raw milk claim that it is more nutritious than pasteurized milk and is inherently antimicrobial. “Research has shown that these claims are myths,” the statement said. The MMWR report says 33 outbreaks linked to raw milk, involving E coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, were reported to the CDC from 1988 through 2005. The outbreak was traced to a farm in Cowlitz County, Washington, that ran a cow-share program, in which people bought interests in dairy cows and received raw milk in return, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Raw milk can be sold legally in Washington state under a licensing system, but the farm blamed for the outbreak was not licensed, according to the CDC. Inspectors said they found mud and manure on the floor of the milking area, inadequate handwashing facilities, and improper procedures for cleaning equipment.last_img read more

Whizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-19

first_img28-year-old real estate “whizzkid” Eddie Dilleen who has been buying up a storm across Brisbane when the rest of the country was in COVID-19 lockdown. Pictured at one of his properties in Greenacre, Sydney. Picture: Dylan RobinsonA 28-year-old ‘whizzkid’ bought almost one property a month while Australia was in the grip of COVID-19, one of many investors scooping up high rental yield homes at a discount now.MORE: Ten quirkiest houses in QueenslandPhone bidder throws curve ball at auctionRegional property the surprising winner out of COVID-19Eddie Dilleen bought two Ipswich duplexes in April, paying $410,000 ($130k discount on the last price paid). Rented at $580 a week, the gross yield sits at 7.3 per cent.For Eddie Dilleen, 28, who has 25 properties in his portfolio, it’s a no-brainer to buy now, especially with interest rates so low.“I’ve bought seven properties in total since COVID started. Six properties in Brisbane and one in Sydney. The six properties I bought in Queensland were to continue building my property portfolio growth, mixing from houses, duplexes, townhouses and a commercial property also. The other property in Sydney was changing PPOR (place of residence) and was bought for $1.3m.”“So, since COVID-19 started I’ve added almost $2.5m to my property portfolio bringing the total value close to $8m in property I own.”EDDIE DILLEEN’S BRISBANE COVID BUYS:March: Townhouse (Logan): Paid $135,000; Rent $270 a week; 10.4% gross yield.April: Two Ipswich Duplexes: Paid $410,000 ($130k discount on last price paid); Rent $580 a week; 7.3% gross yield.May: Ipswich 2 bed villa: Paid $133,000; Rent $280 a week; 10.9% gross yield.August: Commercial property (Logan): Paid $200,000; commercial lease 12.5% gross yield.September: Two bed unit (Surfers Paradise): Unconditional $210,000; Rent $350; 8.6% gross yield.(Source: Eddie Dilleen)In May, Eddie Dilleen bought this Ipswich two-bedroom villa for $133,000. Rented out at $280 a week, the property gets him a 10.9 per cent gross yield.When it came to how his portfolio would be hit because of COVID-19, Mr Dilleen said he “wasn’t concerned at all”.“I have invested with a strategic formula to minimise risk,” he said. “My property portfolio is extremely cashflow positive which means the total income far outweighs the expenses and holding costs.”Mr Dilleen said he got almost $500,000 rental income a year while his mortgage expenses sat at $200,000 a year, leaving $300,000 in the kitty as a buffer through any economic shockwaves.“I haven’t thought about negotiating better terms with the banks due to COVID-19. I haven’t had any issues with tenants paying rent or anything either.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenA hotshot investor spills the beans02:00The man who bought his first property at 18 after saving two years worth of earnings working at McDonalds, said his goal was to never sell any property he bought.“I hate the idea of selling property. Most people regret selling properties after 10 to 15 years because usually they are worth a lot more.”His three-pronged wishlist for properties was “good cashflow or high yields, capital growth and buying properties at a discount price below market value to create instant equity of 15 to 20 per cent plus”.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoThousands of affordable homes in limbo amid push for federal help15 Sep 2020What drives him is being able to buy a property way under market or bank valuation.Eddie Dilleen paid $200,000 in August for this commercial property in Logan. It has a 12.5 per cent gross yield.”If someone needs to sell and their main priority is getting a quick sale they will usually compromise on price, therefore sell lower. It’s just about having the right contacts and putting in the research and work.”Mr Dilleen said he often bought properties at $50,000 to $100,000 below what the bank valuation was.He said the prices he got were usually unheard of in the wider market because most people just limited themselves to places where they lived.“I’ve bought in Brisbane as close to the CBD as 5km but also as far as 40km. Same with Sydney. I’ve bought as close as 12km to the city CBD and also as far as 35 km.”“Property investing is about numbers and making money to create a life of financial freedom. To me the only thing that matters is the profit, not the colour of the carpet or if the paint isn’t the nicest. It’s about trying to take the emotion out of property investing.”In March, the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, Eddie Dilleen bought this townhouse in Logan for $135,000. Rented at $270 a week, it has a gross yield of 10.4 per cent.His top tip was research or get help from someone who can get results and has done it themselves.“Build the right team of people who can help you such as mortgage broker, property manager and buyer’s agent if you don’t have the time to do it yourself. Property investing can be extremely complex as everyone has their own opinion and thinks they’re an expert.I would recommend people to not listen to the naysayers, If I can do it, anyone can. I grew up in an extremely poor family and no one owned a property at all – now I own 24 plus properties.”LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

US Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro quits in fallout of gender discrimination lawsuit by women’s team players

first_imgUS Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro quits in fallout of gender discrimination lawsuit by women’s team players March 12, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHICAGO (AP) — US Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro quits in fallout of gender discrimination lawsuit by women’s team players.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img