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[News] WARNING: AROMATHERAPY
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WARNING: AROMATHERAPY
FYI...

Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Spray Due To Presence Of Rare And Deadly Bacteria

Walmart has voluntarily recalled 3,900 bottles of an aromatherapy spray sold in 55 stores across 18 states after it identified a "rare and dangerous" bacteria in the product that has now been linked to four illnesses and two deaths, ABC news reports.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it had identified the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei in the aromatherapy spray. The bacteria in question is a soil-dwelling bacterium endemic in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, particularly in Thailand and northern Australia, which infects humans and other animals and causes the disease melioidosis.

CDC: 2021 Multistate outbreak of melioidosis
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RE: WARNING: AROMATHERAPY
Scary stuff and an interesting investigation in your linked article concerning the investigation that identified the vector.
"Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones” – was sold in 55 Walmart stores and on Walmart’s website between February and October 21.
Consumers who have the recalled aromatherapy spray in their home should:
  •    Stop using this product immediately. Do not open the bottle. Do not throw away or dispose of the bottle in the regular trash
  •    Double bag the bottle in clean, clear zip-top bags and place in a small cardboard box. Return the bagged and boxed product to a Walmart store.
  •    Wash sheets or linens that the product may have been sprayed on using normal laundry detergent and dry completely in a hot dryer; bleach can be used if desired.
  •    Wipe down counters and surfaces that might have the spray on them with undiluted Pine-Sol or similar disinfectant.
  •    Limit how much you handle the spray bottle and wash hands thoroughly after touching the bottle or linens. If you used gloves while handling the bottling or cleaning, wash hands afterward.
  •    If you have used the product within the past 21 days and have fever or other melioidosis symptoms, seek medical care and tell your doctor you were exposed to the spray. If you do not have symptoms but were exposed to the product in the last 7 days, your doctor may recommend that you get antibiotics (post-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent infection.
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