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#758856 - 18th Jan 2013 3:25pm Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans
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On Sunday a family went to picnic with a few drinks in tin cans. Monday, two family members were admitted to the hospital and placed in Intensive Care Unit. He died on Wednesday. Autopsy results concluded it was Leptospirosis. The virus was stuck to the tin cans and consumed, without the use of glasses / cups. Test results showed that the tin was contaminated because mice urinated on them, and then it dried. The urine contained Leptospira. I Highly recommend to rinse the parts evenly on all soda cans before drinking it. Cans are usually stored in the warehouse and delivered direct to retail stores without cleaning. A study shows that the top of all beverage cans are more contaminated than public toilets (full of germs and bacteria.)So, clean it with water before drinking in order to prevent this from occurring.

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#758864 - 18th Jan 2013 3:46pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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#758867 - 18th Jan 2013 3:58pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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Heard this so many times. Last one was rat piss in Cairo.

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#758872 - 18th Jan 2013 4:03pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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Perhaps better to delete this post then.

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#758891 - 18th Jan 2013 4:47pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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The story might be a phony but the risk is real. Watch back issues of the Food Inspectors on TV, enlightening.
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#758938 - 18th Jan 2013 6:56pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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Drinks cans always have plastic shrink wrapped around the pack of 24. So the risk must be minimal surely

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#758999 - 18th Jan 2013 10:07pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: paulieg]
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Most are sold in packs of 4 aren't they? In which case all they have is the bit of plastic which kills wildlife if not cut up.

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#759035 - 19th Jan 2013 8:36am Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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They are sold to the shops though by the case of 24 and then the shops then split them down I guess

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#759059 - 19th Jan 2013 11:02am Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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Some sit on shelves, you must've seen them, and if they happen to have rodents in the premises then there is a risk. Can't be denied and it was filmed is what I'm saying. Just be aware. Obaviously if you buy packs of whatever with the plastic on then you are minimising the risk. On the programme the shops were shut down until they complied with food safety regs it didn't look like an urban myth to me.


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#759102 - 19th Jan 2013 3:19pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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Urban myth! BUT I personally wouldnt like to put my mouth directly onto an unwashed can anyway - yuk!

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#759174 - 19th Jan 2013 5:16pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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Urban myth it maybe ,but it is possible to contract Leptospirosis this way, usually blamed on rat urine, fishermen are other persons at risk from weils disease as it is more commonly known this disease can be tranmitted into open cuts or abrasions from water infected by rat urine, this is certainly not a myth and has happened.

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#759236 - 19th Jan 2013 7:36pm Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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you AND your pets can catch Lepto from ponds and rivers

http://www.canine-health-concern.org.uk/Leptospirosis%20Vaccines.html

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#759299 - 20th Jan 2013 4:08am Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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Deaths from Leptospirosis since 1996 - 3

Deaths in Bathtub in 2008 alone - 11

Best not get in the bath my friends. But drink from the can freely

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#759322 - 20th Jan 2013 10:33am Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: Salmon]
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I don't think anyone died on that cruise liner but they all felt like shoit. You don't have to die from something for it to be real and for you to suffer, it's quite a widespread illness. And that my friends is my last on this particular subject.
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#759330 - 20th Jan 2013 10:42am Re: Well worth knowing for all who drink from cans [Re: venice]
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Originally Posted By: venice
Urban myth! BUT I personally wouldnt like to put my mouth directly onto an unwashed can anyway - yuk!


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