September 2006

A customer left seriously disabled after contracting food poisoning from eating a kebab is suing a restaurant owner for more than £300,000.

Jubeyar Chowdhury, 50, had a severe case of salmonella after eating at the A1 Kebabish restaurant in Manor Park, east London, and later developed a rare neurological complication. Mr Chowdhury, who is now

United States food safety regulators say they are still mystified by an outbreak of E coli that has killed one person, sickened 157 and forced all fresh spinach to be pulled from store shelves.

The investigation centers on nine farms in three California counties, and the outbreak may signal a need for tighter regulation –

School officials say they still are waiting for a final report on an investigation of last spring’s salmonella outbreak at Jefferson Elementary School by the state Department of Public Health. While 28 students were confirmed to have bacterial infections after the incident, at least 50 students came down with related symptoms.

State health officials already

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat Wendy’s Homestyle Garlic Croutons because they may be contaminated with salmonella. The croutons are sold at Wendy’s restaurants in Ontario and Quebec. They’re now being recalled. There have been no reports of illness associated with the product.

The agency is also warning

Travelers visiting many tropical, sub-tropical and developing countries run an increased risk of suffering a gastrointestinal illness. These are usually caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses, including E coli, the staphylococci, shigella and salmonella species, campylobacter jejuni, cryptosporidiosis, and hepatitis A.

Infected food is the biggest culprit, with water coming in second. Ice cream

Food-borne illnesses can strike after meals at restaurants or at home, and young children, who can get dehydrated quickly, are at greatest risk.

It’s easy to forget about the looming threat of food poisoning during end-of-summer picnics and barbecues and lingering over outdoor suppers, says Beth Turner. The scary truth: Staples like burgers, fresh seafood

Overview Symptoms Treatment Prevention
Definition:
HUS is a disorder marked by kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia (platelet deficiency), coagulation defects, and variable nervous system signs.
Alternative Names:
HUS
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
This disorder is most common in children. It frequently occurs after a gastrointestinal (enteric) infection, often one caused by a specific E. coli bacteria (Escherichia coli O157:H7). It has also been associated with other enteric infections including Shigella and Salmonella and some non-enteric infections.


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