Health Care!

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  1. purnima_2k

    purnima_2k Senior IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    Just thought i shall alert you on these(especially people staying in India)


    IMPORTANT
    A stock clerk was sent to clean up a storeroom in Maui, Hawaii.

    When he got back, he was complaining that the storeroom was really filthy and that he had noticed dried mouse/rat droppings in some areas.

    A couple of days later, he started to feel like he was coming down with a stomach flu, complained of sore joints and headaches, and began to vomit.

    He went to bed and never really got up again. Within two days he was severely ill and weak. His blood sugar count was down to 66, and his face and eyeballs were yellow. He was rushed to the emergency at Pali-Momi, where he was diagnosed to be suffering from massive organ failure. He died shortly before midnight.

    No one would have made the connection between his job and his death, had it not been for a doctor who specifically asked if he had been in a warehouse or exposed to dried rat/mouse droppings at any time. They said there is a virus (much like the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings.

    Once dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands thoroughly

    An autopsy was performed on the clerk to verify the doctor's suspicions.

    This is why it is extremely important to ALWAYS carefully rinse off the tops of canned sodas or foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on.

    Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in a warehouse at one time or another, and stores themselves often have rodents.

    Most of us remember to wash vegetables and fruits but never think of boxes and cans.

    The ugly truth is, even the most modern, upper-class, super store has rats and mice. And their warehouse most assuredly does!

    Whenever you buy any canned soft drink, please make sure that you wash the top with running water and soap or, if that is not available, drink with a straw.

    The investigation of soda cans by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta discovered that the tops of soda cans can be encrusted with dried rat's urine, which is so toxic it can be lethal. Canned drinks and other foodstuffs are stored in warehouses and containers that are usually infested with rodents, and then they get transported to retail outlets without being properly cleaned.



    Regards,
    Purnima
     
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  2. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Purnima,

    My God , never thought of such things. i am sure even where we live the warehouses will have rodents etc. I have seen rats even in the temple we visit, since it is locked most of the day and is open only for a few hours everyday. So i wonder now where all the rats are existing and what chaos it can create!
    Thanks for the info, at least we can be more careful with the cans etc....
     
  3. purnima_2k

    purnima_2k Senior IL'ite

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    yeah sudha!

    even i was equally shocked on reading this message and i got it from a reliable source, thats why immediately i wanted to share it with all of you. Please be careful regarding this!

    Regards,
    Purnima
     

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