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Old 05-18-2017, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Mother of three, 33, left paralyzed after eating nacho cheese from a gas station and getting botulism

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Mother-of-three Lavinia Kelly, 33, has spent the past three weeks in the intensive care unit
She's one of five confirmed botulism poisoning cases in Sacramento County, California
All five patients remain hospitalized
Health investigators traced the outbreak to a batch of nacho cheese served at a gas station in Walnut Grove
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ho-cheese.html


Lavinia Kelly, 33 (pictured), has spent the past three weeks in the
intensive care unit after getting botulism


One presumes they immediately checked any unopened cans of cheese sauce they might have had left.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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Would you buy nacho cheese from a place like this?

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Would you buy nacho cheese from a place like this?
We drive from D/FW to NM periodically on 287, which is a very Texas highway—a major 4 lane that did not, for some reason (probably political) bypass the tiny towns that it goes through every twenty miles or so, especially north of Wichita Falls. What this means is that one periodically has to slow to 30 mph, and tiptoe through a small town speed trap, before resuming one's trip.

In each of those small towns, there is an Allsup's. Allsup's is a New Mexico/Texas convenience store, kind of like a 7/11, and for decades was the only retail food/gasoline outlet in many of these villages. It's stores tend to look very much like the above.

Allsup's also tend to be dirty, especially the bathrooms, which are routinely disgusting. They are stocked with a mixture of fast food/drinks and overpriced, often stale staples. There is no good reason to stop at one, especially these days, as cleaner, nicer alternatives are increasing in number.

Except.

Allsup's serves a beef and bean deep fried burrito which is unbelievably tasty. I crave the damn things. In New Mexico, one can also get a green chile and cheese version which my girlfriend loves. They are so good that when we are deciding whether to drive or fly, they are a factor in the decision. Often we will stop at an Allsup's only an hour after the last one we stopped at, because we can't resist the burritos.

I've never gotten sick from eating one of the damn things—knock wood, I assume hot grease is an effective germicide—but if that nacho cheese is even half as delicious, I get it.
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Is that where it happened? I'm not sure I'd buy gas there, much less food.
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Wikipedia says some people with botulism are on ventilators from weeks to months.

I wonder if she's still conscious? maybe she'd like to listen to some music.
Or listen to an ebook?
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Student, 16, who was paralyzed by nacho cheese in gas station outbreak that killed 1 opens his eyes for the first time in a month - but he still can't talk

Jonathan Villasenor, 16, was hospitalized after eating nacho cheese last month
The teen had eaten a poisonous batch of cheese dip that contained botulism
He is still in the hospital and communicates by squeezing hands yes or no
The outbreak happened at a gas station in Sacramento, California, in late April
It has killed one man, left a woman paralyzed and six others were hospitalized
Botulism is a rare but deadly form of poisoning that can paralyze people


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Wikipedia says some people with botulism are on ventilators from weeks to months.

I wonder if she's still conscious? maybe she'd like to listen to some music.
Or listen to an ebook?
I get the idea of an ebook. It sounds like a logical extension of reading to a person who can't move, in a coma, etc.

"Hey Joe, I am going to fire up this ebook and run some errands."

But imagine, if you are one of those people who HATES to reread a book and it is one you read.

Or imagine it is one of those click bait kind of titles, say book title is pro-Trump when you are anti-Trump.

Or, let's say you just want to sleep.

Reading to a person you have to be there, there is some human interaction, and the reader can pick up the slightest irritation, if the book is a negative.

Not busting on your idea better than nothing and you laying there with no interaction with the world.

Sorry, I can't help thinking of these kinds of things.
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