Walnut Grove Botulism Victim Suing After Three Weeks In Intensive Care

A couple weeks ago, a botulism outbreak occurred in the Sacramento area. Five people developed symptoms (drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth and muscle weakness) which was linked to the Valley Oak Food and Fuel in Walnut Grove.

Related: Four Cases Of Botulism Have Been Linked To Sacramento Area Gas Station

The Sacramento County Health and Human Services Dept. narrowed down the source of the disease to nacho cheese served at the gas station.

Related: Officials Have Nailed Down The Cause Of Sacramento’s Botulism Outbreak

Many people on social media have said they’d never eat prepared food from a gas station. Well, I would and have. Sometimes you’re on the road and you need a snack. And ALL THE TIME nacho cheese makes everything better.

Case in point, Lavinia Kelly stopped in and bought a bag of Doritos and decided to drizzle some of the cheese on there. A move I probably would have made myself. The mother of three told Huffington Post that the next day she went to the hospital with double vision.

She was sent home, but after vomiting and experiencing breathing problems, she returned and is on her third week in intensive care.

Lavinia’s family filed a lawsuit alleging negligence, product liability and breach of implied warranty. No word on any of the other victim’s yet. The Health Department halted food sales at Valley Oak Food and Fuel as of May 5th.

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