Words in the news- Listeriosis, a foodborne infection

FDA Investigates Listeria monocytogenes in Ice Cream Products from Blue Bell Creameries

http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm438104.htm

You’ve probably by now seen or heard about this in the news. Although few people have been affected, at least 3 deaths have been connected to this infection. Listeria is a rare but virulent bacteria that can cause classic “food poisoning”, that is diarrhea, fever, chills, muscle aches. Most healthy people can recover uneventfully but some are more susceptible to serious illness- elderly, small children, immune suppressed individuals. This Topic Overview from WebMD gives details on how the condition is recognized, treated and prevented.

via Listeriosis-Topic Overview.

Sunday Words from the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 3 CSB

 

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Photo by Dr. Aletha 

 

John the Baptist announces good news 

 

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying,

“Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

 For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said:

A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
Prepare the way for the Lord;
make his paths straight!

 

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