63 sick: Wisconsin band students suffer ‘violent’ illness at Indy championship game

Dozens of University of Wisconsin-Madison band members suffered illnesses during Saturday’s Big Ten Championship football game in Indianapolis, a university spokeswoman said.

wisconsin-barf-bandUW-Madison media relations Director Meredith McGlone told News 3 that just before kickoff Saturday night, some members of the UW Marching Band began experiencing nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. As the game progressed, more members fell ill and were treated by onsite medical personnel. UW Band Director Mike Leckrone said most students started getting sick right before half time.

“Nobody had to run off the field, thankfully,” Leckrone said. “But there were a few that the moment they got off the field, they headed for the garbage can. They probably shouldn’t have gone on, they were feeling a little queasy. But it gets to be the call of the show time, and they wanted to perform.”

 

Barf on the subway: 7 left with breathing issues

Paramedics took seven people to the hospital when they complained of suddenly feeling lightheaded after a stranger vomited at a Harlem subway station early Tuesday, cops said.

santa-barf_sprout_raw_milk7-2The FDNY and police briefly evacuated the E. 125th St. station on the 4, 5 and 6 line about 9:15 a.m.

A police source said someone threw up and the other people became ill from the smell of the vomit.

The victims, who were on multiple trains, complained of having difficulty breathing. They were taken to Harlem Hospital for evaluation as a precaution, officials said.

Trains bypassed the station until about 9:50 a.m. while the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit conducted air quality tests.

The tests came back negative for toxins, according to the MTA.

80 sick: Outbreak at Fort McMurray oilsands camps

An outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness has hit work camps near the Fort Hills oilsands site, 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, an Alberta Health Services spokesperson said Monday.

vomit-fbAHS Public Health is aware of the illness, Kerry Williamson said in an emailed statement. “It has not been confirmed as norovirus,” he added.

A Suncor spokesperson said about 80 people at Fort Hills have reported symptoms.

No flights to or from the camps have been cancelled, Suncor said. But workers showing symptoms are being asked not to board flights but to remain in their rooms.

Williamson said outbreaks of this type are not unusual at this time of year, particularly at sites where people are living and working in close quarters. 

He said inspectors visited the site Monday, and AHS Public Health provided information over the weekend, to help limit the spread of the illness.

UK boy vomits on stranger’s handbag during flight – mum ordered to pay silly amount

I’d be a lousy surgeon.

I barf at the slightest provocation.

barfblog-tshirt-frontYet at other times I can completely keep it together.

Driving back from Florida, we were almost home and one of the kids barfed.

I lost it at the side of the road.

Yet another time, we flew back after a hurricane, and the kid lost it as we landed, I handled it like a pro, into the barf bag, off the plane and into the garbage.

Life is so uncertain..

Mumsnet user incognitoforonenight writes, “We were on a long haul flight and there was a lot of turbulence.”

“My son vomited everywhere halfway through flight. We cleared it all up. [An] hour later, the lady behind my seat says, ‘hope your son is OK, but he was sick and it’s on my handbag.'”

Naturally, both parents apologised to the lady. But it seems this wasn’t quite enough.

“She says, ‘no, it’s on my handbag, it’s very expensive and you need to get your insurance to pay for it to be repaired / cleaned.'”

The handbag in question was a Louis Vuitton worth £900.

The mum took photos of the bag, and added how the lady had in fact cleaned all the vomit off (which had pooled down to the floor). None remained on the bag. There was no visible damage.

However, the lady insisted “the smell was now ‘ingrained’ in the bag” and has since explained, via email, how Louis Vuitton cannot repair the bag – and the family are liable for a replacement.

Understandably, the mum has reservations.

“Surely, if you have a LV bag worth £900 you do not put it on the floor in an airplane, you’d put in the locker above your seat, especially if you are in an aisle seat

“We haven’t contacted our travel insurance yet, but thought I’d see what others thought. Should she have to contact her own travel insurance? I’m not sure what the ‘norm’ is in a situation like this.”

The responses have been overwhelmingly on the side of the mum.

Puke and pee is gradually destroying the world’s tallest church

I first travelled to Germany in 1998 to give a talk.

My parents told me the Germans have no sense of humor, try to be Dr. Doug and not Doug.

german-church-peeI knew better.

The only response to my food safety one-liners was crickets.

In 2012 or so, I went to a U.S. military base in Germany, to give a talk about sprouts and the E. coli O104, and the 50 people dying and thousands sick and sourcing safe food and what could be done.

That sounds fairly terrible.

Yet all I really remember is that when I got off the train, I had to pee.

I’m getting older, urinary function is becoming more of a priority.

There were no public bathrooms, it cost money to piss anywhere inside, and the locals said, just piss wherever you want, no one cares.

(And don’t think you can just crawl under those toilet doors; they have reinforced steel, barriers down to the base, all so someone has to pay a buck – and I didn’t have any German currency and thought it would be rude to piss in the sink.

So I did it outside.

According to River Donaghey of Vice, a seemingly endless stream of drunk people’s urine is eroding the stone foundation of the world’s tallest church in the German city of Ulm, and no one quite knows how to stop it, CNN reports.

Late-night revelers already face a $109 fine if they’re caught emptying their bladders on the 531-foot-tall Ulm Minster church, but the monetary threat hasn’t thwarted drunken partiers drawn to the hulking piss-beacon.

The damage to the stone base of the church comes from the acids and salt in the pee, not to mention other bodily fluids drunk folks might leave behind, like puke.

“I’ve been keeping an eye on it for half a year now and, once again, it’s coated with urine and vomit,” the church’s head of maintenance, Michael Hilbert, told a local paper. “This is about preserving law and order.”

What law and order means in this case is probably just some Ulm city officials dishing out a few bucks for more public toilets or for city cops to up their ticketing. But the easiest solution may lie in the bottom of a few five-gallon buckets of that pee-proof paint.

BTW, Australia has the best public facilities I’ve ever seen.

It’s a f***ing island, of course they have to keep it clean.

LSU student arrested after barfing on others during Ole Miss game

LSU student Renuka Koritala was arrested during LSU’s 38-21 win over Ole Miss on Saturday night after Baton Rouge Police Department officers attempted to escort her from the stadium because she allegedly vomited on other students.

renuka-koritalaKoritala ran from the officers when they initially tried to approach her and then kicked the officer attempting to escort her out of the stadium. The affidavit said that Koritala, 20, had to be carried out of the stands using a “fireman’s carry so that she would not harm herself.”

Police officers also found a clear medicine bottle containing marijuana and a marijuana smoking pipe on Koritala. The LSU student was charged with battery of a police officer, possession of marijuana, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Barfing? Who ya gonna call: IowaSic

The Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals have set up a hotline for people who want to report foodborne illnesses.

iowa-sic-lineThe Iowa Public Health medical director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, says that once a call is made to the IowaSic hotline at 844-469-2742, trained specialists will begin an investigation. The specialists will ask a caller about the illness, symptoms, onset and duration, and also complete a history of all foods the caller has consumed in the past several days.

Lionel Messi vomits while sitting on the Barcelona bench- proves to the world he is human after all

I don’t know who Lionel Messi is but he seems to be some soccer dude, and apparently he is mortal and can barf.

colbert-soccerMessi (who was only a sub) sitting on the bench during the first half of Barcelona’s match against Deportivo La Coruna. He’s sitting there, watching the game… when he starts to vomit.

Some of you might not think much of it. You might think the fact Messi came on later in the game and scored in a 4-0 win suggests this was just a strange, inconsequential moment.

However, this clip takes on a much bigger significance once you look at the considerable history of Messi puking.

Why does this keep happening? There are several theories, but the one offered by former Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella might be the most revealing. “Nerves. I reckon that in these moments there is anxiety more than anything.”

Not something Messi probably wanted the world to hear, but if that’s true, it does prove a couple of things.

  1. The stress of being a football genius is far greater than many of us realize.
  2. Barcelona’s main man does have at least one human flaw which proves he is not a hi-tech footballing cyborg from the future.

Stay classy Guelph: Paramedics met with angry vomit-tossing woman, fan runs on ice

A crew of paramedics just managed to dodge being soaked with a bucket of vomit thrown by an angry woman, cops in Guelph, Ont., say. Guelph Police said officers were called to a residence on the city’s York Road to assist an EMS crew with a problematic patient.

guelphAn irate woman became infuriated with the crew and threw a bucket of vomit at them.

Cops say she missed and instead soaked expensive medical equipment with the vomit causing damage.

Patrica Pegalo, 22, of Guelph was arrested at the scene and charged with mischief over $5,000.

Meanwhile, an overexcited Guelph Storm Junior A hockey fan decided to show his enthusiasm by scaling the glass during a game with the home town Mississauga Ice Dogs.

No streaking was involved.

Beware those samples: 24 students in Phillipines barfing

At least 24 students are being treated inside the emergency room of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) after they complained of vomiting, abdominal pain and dizziness Wednesday, September 28.

concord-national-school-in-barangay-basak-san-nicolasThe students, from Concord National School in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, vomited at least five times after reportedly drinking a bottled coffee drink, which was distributed as sample at the school past 3 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Kenneth Siasar, hospital administrator of CCMC, the patients are now in stable condition.