Bananas from Costa Rica Infected with Flesh Eating Bacteria-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
People are warned by this email not to buy or eat bananas for three weeks because of the discovery that they can carry the dreaded flesh-eating bacteria. The story says that scientists have discovered the bacteria on bananas from Costa Rica, but that the Food and Drug Administration is keeping it quiet and willing to live with an estimated 15,000 people contracting the potentially fatal disease.
According to the Centers For Disease Control, it’s a false rumor. No truth to it. No scientists have discovered the bacteria on bananas and the FDA is not keeping the lid on the story. The Centers of Disease Control (below) has issued a statement debunking the rumor.
For more information:
The Centers for Disease Control