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    This is a hoax right?

    Just had this e-mailed to me.....

    IMPORTANT

    A stock clerk was sent to clean up a storeroom in Maui, Hawaii.

    When he got back, he was complaining that the storeroom was really filthy and that he had noticed dried mouse or rat droppings in some areas.
    A couple of days later, he started to feel like he was coming down with a stomach flu, complained of sore joints and headaches, and began to vomit.

    He went to bed and never really got up again. Within two days he was severely ill and weak. His blood sugar count was down to 66, and his face and eyeballs were yellow. He was rushed to the emergency at Pali-Momi, where he was diagnosed to be suffering from massive organ failure. He died shortly before midnight.
    No one would have made the connection between his job and his death,had it not been for a doctor who specifically asked if he had been in a warehouse or exposed to dried rat or mouse droppings at any time. They said there is a virus (much like the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings.

    Once dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands thoroughly.




    An autopsy was performed on the clerk to verify the doctor's suspicions.

    This is why it is extremely important to ALWAYS carefully rinse off the tops of canned sodas or foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on.

    Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in a warehouse at one time or another, and stores themselves often have rodents.

    Most of us remember to wash vegetables and fruits but never think of boxes and cans.

    The ugly truth is, even the most modern, upper-class, super store has rats and mice. And their warehouse most assuredly does!

    Whenever you buy any canned soft drink, please make sure that you wash the top with running water and soap or, if that is not available, drink with a straw.
    The investigation of soda cans by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta discovered that the tops of soda cans can be encrusted with dried rat's urine, which is so toxic it can be lethal. Canned drinks and other foodstuffs are stored in warehouses and containers that are usually infested with Rodents, and then they get transported to retail outlets without being properly cleaned.

    Please forward this message to the people you care about.

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    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

    2958cc was 175BHP @ 4000rpm, 370Nm (273lb.ft.) @ 1900rpm NOW 230BHP/469Nm (344.9lb/ft)!! www.IUsedToOwnTwoAstras.com

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    well actually you can get WEIL'S DISEASE from rats urine and droppings and thats is a fecking nasty disease so yes do wipe your can before you drink it because i have heard a a young kid dying from it.. it can be treated but its never worth the risk.
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    The national rat population is increasing and between 50% and 60% of rats carry and excrete the organism Leptospira ictero-haemorrhagiae in their urine. Infection of humans with this organism causes an illness (commonly called Weil's disease) which has been known to result in death in 10% of cases.

    There has been a recent increase in the incidence of this disease: 32 cases were notified in 1986, 68 cases in 1987 and 133 cases in 1988.

    Formerly the disease occurred mainly among sewage or abbatoir workers, farm workers and miners but recent records show that the majority of deaths are now related to water activities. In 1989 there were 19 deaths and 13 of these were associated with water users.

    'Water users" of course includes cavers and, although there have been no deaths of cavers attributable to this disease recently, there have been a number of cases of cavers becoming infected, some of whom became very ill.

    ABOUT THE ILLNESS

    The organism enters the body through breaks in the skin such as cuts, blisters and abrasions, or via the lining of the nose, throat or alimentary tract. The incubation period is 7-13 days and the disease starts with a fever, muscular aches and pains, loss of appetite and vomiting with prostration. Subsequent bruising of the skin, sore eyes, nose bleeds and jaundice may occur. The fever lasts about five days and may be followed by significant deterioration.

    It is vital that the doctor be told that the patient may have been in contact with a source of infection. The symptoms can easily be mistaken for those of flu and, if the patient has a clean occupation, the possibility of Weil's disease may be overlooked in the early stages.
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    Even if you did get rats or mice in a warehouse (and even if that was true) the drink cans, tinned food, boxes etc are all packed in boxes or plastic when they get delivered anyway. I work in a Tesco so that's how i know and i've only ever seen one rat running around in the Warehouse and that was when the Warehouse was temporarily outside in a marque cuz the shop was being changed around. I've never seen them indoors.
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    lol, you're pure quality Lisa

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    Most mice and rats are kept under control in warehousing anyway, with traps and poison. They used to say that you shouldn't drink from bottles in pubs in case there were rats in the cellar, but I don't think there are any recorded cases of people getting the disease this way

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