HIV Blood in a Ketchup Dispenser at a Fast Food Restaurant-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The forwarded email warns that someone who is believed to be HIV-positive was found putting blood into a ketchup dispenser at a fast-food restaurant. It warns to only use sealed packets of ketchup.
This eRumor primarily circulated in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control there has not been any report of HIV-infected blood in any ketchup dispensers at any restaurants. Further, according to the CDC, there has never been a case of HIV infection or AIDS reported to them that was the result of eating something that contained the virus. A CDC release reminds everyone that HIV is a blood-borne disease and is passed from one person to another directly such as through certain kinds of sexual contact, needle sharing with an infected person, or blood transfusions.
SEND THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. PEOPLE ARE SICK.
This is something you may want to take note of: ONLY USE KETCHUP
FROM THE PACKET IN FAST FOOD OUTLETS!!
A man was caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast
food outlet (to remain unnamed) within the last month. It is believed
that he is HIV+. So be sure to let your friends/family know… only use
items that come in a closed packet.