Jul
24
2008

Minnesota Public Health Saves the Day

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled salmonella
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled salmonellaCourtesy lucianvenutian
But did anybody listen?
According to a Star and Tribune article MN’s own “Team Diarrhea” figured out jalapeño peppers were to blame for the MN Salmonella cases and told the FDA and CDC to look at jalapeño peppers as the culprit for cases nationwide instead of tomatoes. The DNA of the strains in MN matched the cases elsewhere. To learn more about this story check out a previous Buzz Blog.

I’m happy to report that these super sleuths were advisors and content experts in the development of Disease Detectives which is currently in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Human Body Gallery. You can learn more about some of these disease detectives here.

So check out today’s Star and Tribune article and give thanks to Kirk Smith and the rest of his team at the Minnesota Department of Health for doing their best to keep us safe!

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

These folks did an incredible job, but there's no way I'd ever want to be part of "Team Diarrhea."

posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 11:29am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Interesting!!!

posted on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 5:16pm
Caitlyn's picture
Caitlyn says:

I would like to know why people get brest canser
Thands Caitlyn

posted on Fri, 08/15/2008 - 8:12pm

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