Sunday, September 17, 2006

This Spinach Thing is the Real Deal

Today's FDA report states that now 102 people have been effected by the E.coli bacterial contamination, with 16 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome and one death. Diarrhea is the most common problem with this outbreak.

Hemolytic uremic syndrome, for those unfamiliar, is caused from the toxin secreted by these nasty bacteria that can damage the lining of blood vessels and causes tiny microscopic clots to plug up the kidneys (I'm being pretty simple here) and the kidneys don't work well when this happens. Also, the platelet count (one of the components of blood) falls. It usually has a pretty good prognosis once the illness is treated.

All of this leads to one conclusion:

Popeye's depressed.


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