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Mysterious Illness Sickens Pa. Students

by Rosalie / March 24, 2004 1:09 AM PST
Wash those hands!

Early testing has shown that the sickness is not caused by bacteria and is not a food-borne illness. Evidence points to a "very contagious'' virus spread when people touch contaminated surfaces, said Bruce Dixon, director of the Allegheny County health department.

Wash your hands. Wash your hands again. Wash your hands some more.
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Speaking of strange illnesses Rosalie
by SteveGargini / March 24, 2004 7:14 AM PST

I was chatting to someone who had some inside information about some tests carried out with the special maze which has been artificially changed. It's genetic make up, and they fed some cows with it. Apparently they all died but the test results were destroyed, and the incident was hushed up.
Doesn't it make you wonder what the hell they are growing out there in the fields. Sad
B.T.W the whole incident was hushed up because of the potential financial loss - Oh great - money is more important than life now Sad
I was thinking that there must be something on the internet about this problem - it's time to do some surfing folks Happy

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Sounds like Norovirus aka Norwalk virus that moved from Virginia, thru Maryland, now in Penn.
by James Denison / March 24, 2004 10:55 AM PST

For 2 weeks the nursing home where Mom is had a lockdown going. Everyone entering and leaving had to squirt this clear jell and rub it around on the hands. Many people took their relatives from the place. Mom didn't get it, but others did, and it may have contributed to one named Vera dying that week. It's only deadly to the weakened, but scares the hell out of nursing homes here.

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Re:Sounds like Norovirus aka Norwalk virus -- also the bane of cruise ships lately (NT)

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