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Texas Office Setting Chocolate Milk 2008

Two people were poisoned with heavy metals when then drank chocolate milk in an office setting in Texas. Note that in this year there had been a multistate outbreak of illness involving protein drink supplements containing chromium and selenium; it was unclear whether these Texas illnesses were linked to this outbreak or were a separate instance of poisoning. The specific heavy metals involved and the circumstances behind how the milk was contaminated were not available.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Other
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Chocolate Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Office setting
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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