Tag: parahaemolyticus

The High Cost of Loving Rojak

Eating rojak, a local delicacy, in ordinarily squeaky-clean Singapore has resulted in two deaths, a miscarriage and over 100 visits to the emergency room. Singapore efficiently dealt with the outbreak, identifying and closing the offending stall and inspecting and approving the remaining stalls in the market by the next morning.… Continue Reading

Is It Really A Food-Borne Illness?

At a recent presentation, Dr. Alan Melnick, a public health officer in both Oregon and Washington, provided a useful list of alternative causes of symptoms to consider when someone claims a food-borne illness. Other causes of symptoms that might be confused for food-borne illness include (but may not be limited to): Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) … Continue Reading
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