12 Dec '15, 3pm

NEA Issues an Advisory Caution on the Consumption of

NEA Issues an Advisory Caution on the Consumption of

On Friday, November 27th, after further investigation into a June spike of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) cases, the National Environment Agency (NEA) issued an advisory warning against the sale and consumption of raw fish. Food stalls have been told to immediately stop selling raw fish dishes until they adhere to guidelines that will be laid out by the NEA. What is Group B Streptococcus? GBS is a common bacteria and can often be found in the intestines and lower genital tract of humans. It is usually harmless to healthy adults, however, it poses a high risk to newborns, the elderly and adults with some chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or liver disease. It can also be found in many mammals and has also been found in fish. What happened? As of the 27th of November this year there have been 355 reported cases GBS, and this is against an average of 150 cases per year...

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