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Coronavirus or Food Poisoning? Information about the current COVID-19 outbreak.
February 7, 2020 2:03 AM
There is some confusion surrounding the current Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak that began in December 2019 and whether you can get it through food. Here is some information:
Mar 23 UPDATE: The CDC has released a newsletter titled "Food Safety and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)" stating that while it is possible for a person to get the Covid-19 through touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their own face, it is not the main form of transmission. The CDC states, with low survivability of coronavirus on surfaces food product and packaging present a very low risk of infection.
Mar 16 UPDATE: In the United States the CDC has recommended against holding any event or group gatherings of 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks. This had led many cities and states to temporarily ban dine-in restaurants and bars but delivery and take out options are still available. Covid-19 is thought to be spread primarily through human contact so delivery services and restaurants have setup contactless delivery options to minimize human contact. There does seem to be some evidence of the potential for transmission of the virus through fecal matter so it is super important that restaurants continue to follow strict sanitary guidelines such as having workers thoroughly wash their hands after using the bathroom and before preparing and delivering food.
Feb 26 UPDATE: The Chinese CDC is investigating the possibility that the virus can be spread through fecal matter that could possibly contaminate food and water. The Chinese CDC has found live viruses in stool samples of Covid-19 patients and can be a partial explanation for the rapid spread of the disease. The agency is recommending strengthening sanitation and hygiene measures.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Past outbreaks include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The current novel(a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans) Coronavirus strain called 2019-nCoV is thought to originate in live food markets in Wuhan, China through animals and human contact.
How is it transmitted?
Coronaviruses strains are usually transmitted through the respiratory system, so it is typically thought of as a low risk of infection from contaminated food. Restaurants can be a site of transmission of coronavirus because of the large numbers of people congregating in close quarters and then coughing/sneezing could spread the disease just like in other places (transportation, schools, etc). But the food itself normally isn’t a likely vehicle.
The current Coronavirus strains 2019-nCoV has been found in stool samples of COVID-19 patients by the Chinese CDC which means that the current outbreak might be transmitted from multiple routes not just through the respiratory system as usual.
Signs of infection?
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases and those with weakened immune systems, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
If you think you have Covid-19 symptoms and can't get tested, please report here: https://safelyhq.com/tag/coronavirus-covid-19
World Health Organization (WHO) recommends standard measures to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth+nose when coughing/sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. Additional recommendations from the Chinese CDC include strengthening health publicity and education; maintaining environmental health and personal hygiene; drinking boiled water, avoiding raw food consumption, and implementing separate meal systems in epidemic areas; frequently washing hands and disinfecting of surfaces of objects in households, toilets, public places, and transportation vehicles; and disinfecting the excreta and environment of patients in medical facilities to prevent water and food contamination from patients’ stool samples.
For more info, please visit: cdc.gov / cdc.gov / who.int / weekly.chinacdc.cn
November 29, 2020 9:44 PM
“Stomach pain and fever too ”
November 29, 2020 9:10 PM
“I had food poisoning after having lunch there.
I went there with my friend on Nov 25th around 1pm. We ordered drunken crab, shrimp, pork and uni rice bowl. 30 min - 1 hour after lunch I started to feel slight discomfort in the stomach. I did NOT eat anything in the afternoon and evening. I typica... lly have a very regular eating schedule but on that day I had no appetite for dinner.
The next morning I woke up around 7 am, and then at 9, I started to feel chill, strong headache, nausea, and extreme abdominal pain. I had a fever and my body temperature was 101 F. I vomited twice and the vomitus appears to be a thick yellow liquid.
I went to the urgent care and ER and had some basic food poisoning treatment which slightly alleviated the symptom. Since then I continue to have headaches and mild fever. In the past 4 days I can only eat liquid food and any solid food causes further pain.
I have talked to the restaurant but they refused to take any responsibility. ”
November 29, 2020 9:00 PM
“At home. Not sure I put water in a pot I just washed and a ramen bag and a egg. Cooked it put flavor packet in it and wasxeatimg it. Ifinished. Use bathroom and about 10 mins layer had to throw up ”
November 29, 2020 8:30 PM
“Does diarrhea have ”
November 29, 2020 8:07 PM
“I had a flat bread at this restaurant. I have had this item many times and always good.
Not this time. The mozzarella taste sour and texture was different. only had a few bites because it was not good.About 24 hours later stomach cramps, nausea, muscles aches throughout the night and diarrhea... for 3 days. Not sure but I think it was the mozzarella. ”
November 29, 2020 7:58 PM
“We both ate at this restaurant. We both got sick about 4-6 hours after. We (2 of us) both had bacon, eggs, and French toast. When we arrived home I begin to have bubbling sensations in my stomach, I begin to throw up and have diarrhea at the same time, shortly after I fell to the floor because I was... so weak. My family members called the ambulance. I was diagnosed there. I was released from the hospital and later that night my family member who had the same meal as me begin to throw up and have diarrhea as well. I haven’t been able to eat much aside of broth since then. ”
November 29, 2020 6:44 PM
“I purchased a big Mary at this location and I drove for a little bit afterwards and all of a sudden I got sick and had to pull over. Threw up about 5-7 times and had to get my girlfriends mom to pick us up because I was unable to drive. It’s almost been 24 hours now and I still kinda feel a bit sick... from yesterday. Going to eat something now since I haven’t ate much since hopefully I’ll come around eventually, ”
November 29, 2020 5:42 PM
“Drenching gyros with feta and tzaziki, a short time after consumption, abdominal pain occurred within an hour, sudden diarrhea and vomiting occurred. ”
November 29, 2020 4:50 PM
“Ordered a 90 count prenatal vitamin with DHA from Amazon and had horrible cramping and nausea it put me in the hospital. Had diarrhea for
3 days. Nothing had changed in my diet. Decided to stop the vitamins for two days to rule them out and my symptoms were gone. The stomach cramps were so bad I th... ought I was in labor. I’ve always used these vitamins and have never had an issue until now. ”
Recent Interesting Reports
October 31, 2020 10:51 PM
“Got take out chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans, and hash brown casserole. About 30-45 min after eating i had extreme dierrah and felt like throwing up.
Still feel that way. ”
November 16, 2020 5:00 PM
“Company name: Kanan Enterprises
Brand name: Aldi Southern Grove
Product recalled: On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix
Reason of the recall: Undeclared Almonds
FDA Recall date: November 12, 2020
Recall details: Out of an abondance of caution Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of ALDI... Southern Grove On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix 8 Pack Caddies 1.5 oz., Best By JUL 27 2021 due to the presence of almonds that are not listed as ingredients. People who have an allergy to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported associated with this recall.
The only item that is affected by this recall is ALDI Southern Grove On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix a 1.5 ounce pouch bag with a UPC 4099100005202 and a date code of Best By JUL 27 2021. No other products or date codes are affected.
Product was distributed Aldi stores in the states of CT, DE, FL, MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV. We were notified by a customer that almonds were packaged in bags of ALDI Southern Grove On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix. Consumers with this reported product should not consume this product. They should destroy it. Consumers with questions should call 1-800-860-5464, 8:15 am – 5:00pm EST, Monday – Friday.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
November 26, 2020 4:56 AM
“My daughter had a 4-for-4 with a crispy chicken sandwich (no lettuce) and 4-piece nugget and fries with a Sprite! She ate everything around 10p, by 4am she was vomiting violently and complaining of being hot & cold. This was the last thing she ate! She was perfectly fine up until that point, so it’s... quite clear that she became sick from their food!!!! ”
November 29, 2020 5:02 PM
“Symptoms started 24 hours after eating, headache, yellow stool, upset stomach, diarrhea
11/29 I’m experiencing stomach cramps, headache, and diarrhea. Ate food on 11/28 included: fettucine pasta and shrimp, biscuits, fried shrimp, fries, and scampi ”
November 29, 2020 11:47 AM
“California frozen pizza So me and my mom bought california pizza kitchen frozen pizza margherita there and made me very sick vomiting for 2 whole days and my mom for a whole day. The symptoms started about 3 hours after the eating. ”
November 22, 2020 6:45 PM
“I ate Campbell Chili Mac with 21g of protein. Next morning, I’ve been throwing up, diarrhea and nausea ”
November 19, 2020 10:15 PM
“Bought creme brulee from their bakery case. Now, I realize that cockroaches are organic but REALLY I don't find them appetizing in my favorite dessert!!! This bug was actually burnt into the top with the sugar. Now I'm sick. Horrible to pay such high prices for bug infested food. ”
November 22, 2020 1:26 PM
“Potato salad got yesterday from the store and when I start eating it taste weird I look at the date it was expired 5 days ago it they were still selling it still on the shelves ”
November 23, 2020 11:05 AM
“Me and my fiancé went to pick it up on Friday 11/20/2020 after we ate the pizza we begin to feel sick to our stomach we just thought it was because we ate to much but we had bad diarrhea having the feelings to throw up feeling very sick it didn’t stop and I’m still feeling like this ”
November 13, 2020 2:54 PM
“Salmon sushi My friend had something different and she didn’t get sick she pay for the bill so I don’t have a copy of the receipt. We ate at 5pm. I heart started racing soon after and I was having heart palpitations. And then I woke up and my stomach was in excruciating pain. I started having diarr... hea and throwing up at the same time and then I started throwing up blood and I started p*oping blood. Watery blood and then it became more consistently just pouring blood. ”