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Fw: WARNING from Center of Disease Control....NO JOKE

Subject: WARNING from Center of Disease Control....NO JOKE

Subject: FW: Not a joke - read (Center of Disease Control)]]
> > >> I'm passing this along because it sounds really scary, and comes from
a reliable source.  Debbie C.
> > >>> Subject: Not a joke - read (Center of Disease Control)]]
> > >>> Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 14:19:44 -0500
> > >>>> My husband works at Merck's research facility and this warning was  sent  to them  and has been validated by the Center for Disease Control. I thought I should pass it along to you...
> > >>>> Date:       02/15/2000 10:13 AM
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Please forward to everyone you love!!
> > >>>>> I have checked the source and it is VALIDATED FROM THE CDC.
> > >>>>> (center for disease control in atlanta georgia)
> > >>>>> Warning:
> > >>>>> Several shipments of bananas from Costa Rica have been infected with necrotizing fasciitis, otherwise known as flesh
 eating  bacteria.  Recently this disease has decimated the monkey
> > > population  in Costa Rica. We are now just learning that the disease has been able to graft itself to the skin of fruits in the region, most notably the Banana  which is Costa Rica's largest export.  Until this  finding scientist  were not sure how the infection was being transmitted.  It is advised not to purchase Bananas for the next three weeks as this is the period of time for which bananas that have been shipped to the US with the possibility of carrying this disease. If you have eaten a banana in the last 2-3 days and come down with a fever followed by a skin infection seek "Medical Attention"!!! The skin infection from necrotizing fasciitis is very painful and eats two to three centimeters of flesh per hour. Amputation is likely,death is possible.
> > >>>>> If you are more than an hour from a medical center,  burning the flesh ahead of  the infected area is advised to help slow the spread of  the infection.   The FDA  has been reluctant to issue a country wide warning because of fear nationwide panic. They have secretly admitted that they feel upwards of 15,000 Americans will be affected by this but that these are acceptable numbers.   Please forward this to as many people you care about as possible as we do not feel 15,000 people is an acceptable number.
 Manheim Research Institute
 Center for Disease Control
 Atlanta Georgia

> > >>>> ------- End of Forwarded Message
> > >>>> ------- End of Forwarded Message
> > >>>> Judy Whiteside
> > >>>> Oak Ridge National Laboratory
> > >>>> Physics Division
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> > >>>>
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