Oh Great, that made my day!

  1. I am sitting watching the 10pm news and they do a story about samonella outbreak in Western Pa. Every infected person had eaten a sub or other sandwhich that they purchased from one of the many different Sheetz stores in the tri state area. Everyone who became sick did so within three days of buying a sandwhich. Unfortunately, I bought a sub from Sheetz just 24 hours ago on my way home from work. Now, there have been no actually cases at the moment in Allegheny County but every single county surrounding Allegheny County has been affected. Well it is 24 hours and so far I am not sick. If only I would have heard the news a day sooner.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Jay-Jay
    Hmmm....Sheetz...Is that descriptive of what you do after eating their subs? :chuckle

    Sorry, couldn't help myself! Hope you're okay, salmonella is no laughing matter!
  4. by   prmenrs
    Check w/your MD in the morning, or the health dep't--see if there is anything you can/should do. Besides not cook for the church social this weekend. [kidding, I'm kidding!] Good luck!! I'm not so sure I would eat @ a place so named. [not kidding]
  5. by   stressednurse
    Humm, Allegheny county too and I ate a sub from Sheetz this evening at work. No probs, ate one yesterday too from same store. Wish me luck.
  6. by   oramar
    Quote from prmenrs
    Check w/your MD in the morning, or the health dep't--see if there is anything you can/should do. Besides not cook for the church social this weekend. [kidding, I'm kidding!] Good luck!! I'm not so sure I would eat @ a place so named. [not kidding]
    IT would be so COOL if the health department would tell me I am not permitted to work this weekend. I would love to have it off.
  7. by   oramar
    Quote from Jay-Jay
    Hmmm....Sheetz...Is that descriptive of what you do after eating their subs? :chuckle

    :chuckle
    OH my gosh, I never thought of that, that is an ironic name
  8. by   IloveSnoopy
    Oramar,
    I hope that you are NOT sick as you read this..but anyways..I have to share a related story. A year or two ago...I was working the night shift. The supervisor came down and said that the ER was literally packed with dozens of people who had eaten at our local Subway and gotten very ill. There were tons of people down there throwing up and having non-stop bloody diarrhea..yuck! Well...they triaged all of them...started fluids on them and sent them ALL to med/surg to be re-hydrated and so that we could obtain stool samples. There were so many people...we had to call in 4 extra nurses!!! It was awful!! Apparently they linked it to a worker not washing his hands after using the bathroom. It was the talk of our town for months and months. I felt sooo bad for the patients..they were really sick! That was the busiest night of my life and one I won't soon forget!
    Anywho..I will pray for you to ward off the "sub sammy sickness"...good luck!
    Luv,
    snoop
  9. by   nurseygrrl
    Speaking of not washing your hands after using the BR...

    I always wondered, how do these people that cause food borne illness by not washing their hands, wipe themselves? It may sound like a weird question, but how do they get feces on their hands? They must be pretty sloppy about things! :chuckle
  10. by   jnette
    Well, Oramar.......... you still with us ??? :uhoh21:

    Sheeesh, keep us posted, will ya? :kiss
  11. by   nursbee04
    Quote from HerEyes73
    Speaking of not washing your hands after using the BR...

    I always wondered, how do these people that cause food borne illness by not washing their hands, wipe themselves? It may sound like a weird question, but how do they get feces on their hands? They must be pretty sloppy about things! :chuckle
    Ya know, I've wondered that too. I mean, if they're that sloppy and they don't wash their hands, what do they do? A quick swipe on the pants? Yeckkk. :stone
  12. by   nurseygrrl
    Quote from nursbee04
    Ya know, I've wondered that too. I mean, if they're that sloppy and they don't wash their hands, what do they do? A quick swipe on the pants? Yeckkk. :stone
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has thought about this!!
  13. by   oramar

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