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Monday, April 6, 2009

Death from Food Poisoning

The following news piece is obtained from Channel News Asia website:

SINGAPORE : A woman died in hospital Monday morning after becoming ill from a meal consumed at a food stall in a Geylang Serai market.

57-year-old Madam Aminah Samijo died after suffering from severe food poisoning after having eaten at the Rojak Geylang Serai stall last Friday.

She later went into a coma, making her the worst hit among the more than 100 people who also sought treatment after eating at the stall.

The Health Ministry confirmed that Madam Aminah died at 6.50am at the Changi General Hospital on Monday.

Her body has been moved to the Singapore General Hospital for autopsy.

This being the 21st century, you'd think that food poisoning is a minuscule health risk, especially if you compare it with the other "more popular" diseases like cancer and heart diseases. Who would've thought that food poisoning can still kill in today's strict food regulations and advance medical technology. I mean, unless the food is purposely spiked, what could possibly get into the food that can kill that quickly when consumed? Surely if it's that poisonous, it would've tasted weird, wouldn't it? Maybe I'm just not that enlightened about poisons.

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

Very strange indeed. It must be poison or some chemicals...or really rare deadly bacteria or else...so far I never heard of any natural toxin can kill that fast.

kaioucat said...

I heard from colleague that the latest news says it was bacteria that killed her. So scary.