Let's say you've got a fever, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and pain. Your diarrhea is very liquid, and lasts about four days. You're sick for about five to seven days.
You are not a happy camper.
What the hell happened?
Could be salmonella poisoning, an infection caused by a gram-negative bacterium of the Salmonella genus, most likely S. enterica.
Could be a Quato. More likely salmonella.
Around 1,000 Americans since April of this year have been clobbered by something usually prevented by effectively sanitizing food contact surfaces. That's not good.
In their search for the source of the worst case of food-borne illness in a decade, the Bright Minds in charge of making sure that our food supply isn't lightly garnished with S. enterica first turned their spotlight of shame on tomatoes.
Then it was peppers.
America, the truth can now be told. Someone evil-doer has turned salsa into a weapon of mass eruption.
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