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An Iowa Egg Farmer and a History of Salmonella


September 23, 2010
By Jim Knisley


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September 22, 2010 – On a July night in 1987, scores of elderly and chronically ill patients at Bird S. Coler Memorial Hospital in New York City began to fall violently sick with food poisoning from eggs tainted with salmonella.

September 22, 2010 – On a July night in 1987, scores of elderly and chronically ill patients at Bird S. Coler Memorial Hospital in New York City began to fall violently sick with food poisoning from eggs tainted with salmonella.
“It was like a war zone,” said Dr. Philippe Tassy, the doctor on call as the sickness started to rage through the hospital.

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