Press Release # 016-08
Monday March 24, 2008

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Sixteen Infection Cases in Sobersville Prompt Recall and Standard Investigation

In response to numerous and widespread cases of bacterial infection, the Twilight City Health Department (TCHD) has issued a mandatory recall of Easter eggs due to possible contamination. The recall was accompanied by instructions to city medical personnel on managing such an infection. The bacteria involved are new species of the genus responsible for the majority of food poisoning cases and have not been previously seen in a clinical case. TCHD researchers have tentatively labeled the new bacteria, Clostridium lazarus. Patients may initially experience mild flatulence and runny bowels at onset. In the final stages of infection, patients experience slewing of and subsequent expulsion of the intestinal lining per rectum. "An intact intestinal lining is, as you might well imagine, an essential part of a healthy digestive system", said Dr. Maurio Gasparro of the Army National Guard Medical Department while busy assisting with stool cultures at Fort Howard.
A MICROSCOPIC VIEW OF THE NEW BACTERIUM (Courtesy of Lazarix Corporation)

"So far, it hasn't responded to any of the antibiotic cocktails we have thrown at it. Metronidiazole, Vancomycin, all the big guns. But hey, we always have a dose of Lazarix revival serum on hand.", said Dr. Maurio Gasparro

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