Five hospitalised in United States after eating nacho cheese from a petrol station

Lavinia Kelly remains on a ventilator in intensive care in Sacramento after being sickened at an area gas station

At least five people were hospitalised in the United States after eating nacho cheese from a Sacramento gas station, according to California officials.

Lavinia Kelly is one of five confirmed cases of botulism suspected to have been contracted from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Sacramento, according to a statement from the county.

Nine people have been hospitalized after eating nacho cheese from a Sacramento gas station, California officials said. Within hours of eating the nacho-cheese sauce, she felt exhausted, her partner, Ricky Torres, told the Bee.

Botulism is an illness that can lead to paralysis, breathing difficulty and sometimes death.

Currently, Lavinia Kelly is unable to open her eyes or breathe on her own, and her family has posted this GoFundMe page to assist with her ongoing medical care and to support her family while she's out of work.

The condition is severe as she also can not see well so her family help her see either by using a tape to keep her eyes slightly open or lifting her eyelids. She picked up a bag of Doritos chips and drizzled them with nacho-cheese sauce, said her partner, Ricky Torres.

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Her family drove her back to the emergency room, and the next day doctors hooked her up to a ventilation machine and admitted her to the intensive care unit.

Outside, Valley Oak Food and Fuel is open for business, but inside, health officials have stopped the sale of food items and roped off a part of the store. "We just don't know how long or how much effort".

The first botulism lawsuit was filed against Valley Oak Food and Fuel on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The most common symptoms of botulism include double or blurred vision, slurred speech, drooping eyelids, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. They're handling that stuff every day.

Employees at the gas station have not responded to questioning for comment and what caused the toxin to be spread has not been reported.

"Only human mistakes create the environment for botulinum toxin to form", Clark said. We will use the lawsuit to learn more about the source of the food product that was contaminated.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, botulism is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria. That's an essential question'. Most cases of botulism poisoning occur from home canned foods, however store bought foods may also be a source of the very serious condition. Clark did say, "They're acquiring astounding medical bills".

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