June 4, 2023

Which Walmart Stores Sold BH&G Sprays Linked to Melioidosis Outbreak?

There is a melioidosis outbreak linked to Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Aromatherapy Sprays with Gemstones that has sickened four people and killed two. The patients are from Kansas, Georgia, Minnesota, and Texas. The sprays were sold at Walmart stores and at Walmart online. But which Walmart stores sold BH&G sprays linked to this outbreak? The sprays are contaminated with a bacteria called Burkholderia pseudomallei that causes melioidosis. The CDC confirmed that the bacteria in the spray is a genetic match to patient isolates, which means that the spray or one of its ingredients caused this outbreak. The spray was recalled. Anyone who purchased this product needs to dispose of it immediately, following CDC instructions. And consumers need to know which … [Read more...]

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