The Largest Bioterrorist Attack In America Occurred At A Taco Time In Oregon In 1984
The CDC states that around 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness every year in the United States, so you’ve likely experienced the unpleasant symptoms of exposure to salmonella, listeria, or campylobacter – the three most common microorganisms that cause gastric distress.
Exposure to these illnesses is rarely intentional. Most of the time, it’s caused by people who aren’t properly washing their hands, or are preparing food incorrectly – undercooking chicken or eggs, for instance. But in 1984, a cult group in Oregon committed the largest bioterrorist attack in the United States by intentionally infecting food at 10 different restaurants, including a Taco Time in The Dalles.
Do you remember the vicious bioterrorist attacks in Oregon in 1984? Share your memories in the comments!
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