Undiagnosed Food-borne disease – Lebanon

Numerous cases of food poisoning have been reported across Lebanon due to power outages failing the functioning of refrigerators and deep freezers.

Many Lebanese supermarkets and stores had to throw away their stocks of refrigerated and frozen foods, unable to keep them from spoiling.

Food-borne infections due to intake of spoiled food can lead to severe diarrhea and associated complications if untreated. The bacteria thrive in food not stored at optimum temperature causing severe illness.

There are no deaths reported so far in this regard. However, the government recommended the use of canned foods for its people for the period the logistics are fixed.

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