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Old 05-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Salmonella

I just got off the phone with the public health nurse for our town. Apparently, my recent illness was caused by a specific strain of salmonella that is involved in a 26 state outbreak.

I had been questioned by the nurse earlier and thought that was the end of it. The CDC is questioning all reported cases so the nurse called back today to ask me all the CDC's questions. It seems the outbreak has been traced to tuna scrape(!) - the pink slime of the sea world. This stuff is used in sushi such as spicy tuna.

I answered a host of questions about my eating out for the last month. No sushi or other raw or partially cooked seafood.

I have no clue how I got the beast as I was not exposed to any of the primary sources. The plot thickens.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Im sorry!!

I also got sick in that way a day after I ate spicy tuna rolls for lunch and also assumed that I might have had a mild case of salmonella. Mine resolved pretty quickly. No more spict tuna rolls for me!
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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So sorry to hear that Andy. Do you have to get any further treatment? I hope this doesnt affect your trip.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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At least Sam 'n' Ella are not making the trip to Florida with you!
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Here's an article that may shed more light:
Salmonella Tuna Scrape Illnesses Climb Over 300 : Marler Blog : Food Poisoning Lawyer & Attorney : Bill Marler : Marler Clark

Interesting that it says right on the package that product must be cooked. It seems pretty clear that not everyone is following that guideline, and that the stuff is not meant to be used in raw sushi applications.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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Jen, sorry you had to deal with that. Hope you're back to normal.

I had a strong regimen of antibiotics. That seemed to do the trick. Once they took out the Tube From Hell, I felt instantly great.

I'd say I'm back to normal now and expect to be trouble free over the weekend.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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So the salmonella caused the tube issue? Wow. I thought it "only" caused gastrointestinal problems.

Glad you got over it!
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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So the salmonella caused the tube issue? Wow. I thought it "only" caused gastrointestinal problems.

Glad you got over it!

UTIs are an uncommon result of salmonella. The CDC said this strain did show up in several UTIs.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #9
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YIKES!!

Mine wasnt that bad. Sorry, buddy!
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #10
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I might be wrong...Most likely I am. Copious amounts of Wild Turkey will likely minimize the symptoms. At the very least, it will make you feel better.
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