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Staph found in egg sandwiches

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Department of Public Health confirms the egg salad sandwiches served for breakfast at five southern public schools are to blame for the food poison outbreak a couple of weeks ago. Public Health Program Coordinator Bertha Taijeron says the results from the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health in Hawaii confirmed the preliminary testing of the Guam National Guard that the food tested positive for staph.

Nearly 300 students got sick and most were rushed to the hospital. Taijeron says public Health has not yet concluded its investigation, saying, "They are in the process of collecting the questionnaires back from them and what they are going to do is conduct their own analysis to determine what's the next step moving forward."

Taijeron says Public Health is also considering sending the test results to the Food and Drug Administration for further review. In the meantime, DOE superintendent Dr. Nerissa Underwood says she has yet to receive the confirmed test results, and declined further comment.

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