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

American wanted by FBI entered Indonesia before Interpol’s red notice: Minister

first_img“There was no red notice when he arrived here. Our system didn’t detect it at the time,” Yasonna said on Monday. “After we received it, the immigration office and the National Police conducted a joint operation to arrest him. He could not have entered had we received the notification [sooner].”According to the ministry, Medlin arrived in the Southeast Asian country using a tourist visa on Nov. 5, 2019, three weeks before Interpol issued its red notice on Dec. 9, 2019.Read also: American fugitive arrested in Jakarta a known pedophile: Jakarta PoliceHe was nabbed in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, last week — seven months since his arrival — after three teenage girls alleged he paid to have sex with them. The police also confiscated more than US$20,000 in cash from the suspect.If convicted under the 2014 law on child protection, he could face up to 15 years in prison. Police are now exploring the possibility that this case has a wider connection to child prostitution rings.Medlin is wanted by the FBI for his alleged role in defrauding cryptocurrency investors out of US$722 million using a “high-tech Ponzi scheme”.He had been convicted twice in 2006 and 2008 for crimes relating to child molestation and flagged by Interpol as a child molester, the latter of which saw him serve two years in prison for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl and possession of child pornography.Topics : The Indonesian government said Monday that Russ Albert Medlin, an American fugitive recently arrested in Jakarta, had entered the archipelago before Interpol issued a red notice for the bitcoin scammer and convicted pedophile.Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said in a hearing with House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs that the government received the notification three weeks after the man wanted by the FBI entered Indonesia.last_img read more

WDFA/STAG Beer Senior League

first_imgYoung Achievers register win; Eagles, Warriors held to tame drawsYOUNG Achievers were the lone team to record an outright victory when play in the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) STAG Beer Senior League continued last weekend at the Den Amstel ground, West Coast Demerara.Young Achievers brushed aside Vegae Boys 5-0 while Eagles of Stewartville and Jetty Gunners played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.On Sunday at the same venue, Uitvlugt Warriors and Stewartville also played to a nil-all stalemate.Lexroy Mansfield was the principal scorer for Young Achievers on Saturday as he blasted home a hat-trick for his side in the 59th, 60th and 61st minutes. This was after Lloyd Prince had opened Young Achievers’ account with a 5th minute goal. Emmanuel Thomas converted the sealer in the 65th minute for the winners.According to reports, Jetty Gunners in their game against Eagles almost pulled off an upset win against their opponents after opening the score line with a Shawn Williams’ 16th minute goal and held on to the lead until the 65th minute when Eagles’ Orlando Henry found his team’s target.Eagles subsequently squandered a goal-scoring opportunity from the penalty spot.On Sunday, Uitvlugt Warriors who are currently third in the points standing created chances almost at will but failed to convert.Meanwhile, Den Amstel, with five victories from as many matches, lead the points table with 15 points.last_img read more

UWI FC, Harbour View clash will be hot

first_img That loss allowed second- placed Tivoli Gardens to open a clear gap of three points over UWI FC and caused fourth-placed Portmore United to pull level on points with the University team and being inferior to them by goal difference only. “That result was a wake-up call. “This week’s training and talking with the guys tells me that they are upbeat now and they know that if we do not carry our best game then we can be ambushed like last week. There will be no repeat of that,” Gayle declared. Like Gayle’s UWI FC. Harbour View have their eyes on victory as well and the taste of it on Sunday last against the more fancied Humble Lion have them craving for more. “Before the Humble Lion game, I could see that we were going to win. There was that appetite to win. Even if they were going to ‘ball us’, I saw that we were going to win,” Harbour View’s Ludlow Bernard said. For today’s game, the feeling is similar. “The same intensity and ambition that we demonstrated leading up to the Humble Lion game, we have been trying to repeat it. I think we have been going too hard, but we are hoping to recover in time for this game. “We have done quite a bit on the field, but it is our desire to win so that will count, and for today’s game, we are hopeful because some good work was put in,” Bernard explained. Today’s games: Commanding performance Clear gap What makes the UWI FC-Harbour View game interesting is to see how the former leaders and title aspirants recover from a near embarrassing loss to Arnett Gardens and the steadying Harbour View looking to make their climb away from the bottom of the table and into the top half of the table. “We want to put that performance behind us quickly and move on,” UWI FC’s coach Marcel Gayle said of his team’s intention following their 3-5 beating at the hands of Arnett Garden’s last Sunday. In last week’s win, the promising schoolboy Alphanso Gooden delivered for Harbour View, but goalkeeper Christian Kluvi could have easily been named Man of the Match for his commanding performance in goal, and Bernard will again be looking to him and others to lead the way. “Gooden is getting better. He has the size and physique to make an impact upfront. John-Ross Edwards normally pops up in these games, so we are looking to him, as well as Christian (Kluvi) between the sticks to keep us secure,” Bernard said when looking at his keys to victory, but he could have added the talented Kevaughn Frater. For UWI FC, Gayle said he is counting on ‘Keammar Daley, Rochane Smith (leading scorer), Akeem Thenstead, Davion Garrison, national invitee Jamie Robinson and the number-one goalkeeper Amal Knight. – 3 p.m: Portmore United FC vs Montego Bay United – Prison Oval – 3 p.m: UWI FC vs Harbour View – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Arnett Gardens – Barbican Complex – 3 p.m: Jamalco vs Tivoli Gardens – Wembley Centre of Excellence – 3 p.m: Waterhouse vs Reno – Drewsland Stadium – 3 p.m: Humble Lion FC vs Maverley-Hughenden – Effortville Community Centrelast_img read more