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The worst of the Copa emeregency has passed. Code Brown is over!

By johnboy - 15 May 2013 14

Health ACT has announced they’re standing down the emergency measures at the hospitals in the wake of the astonishing Copa incident:

The ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly has today deactivated emergency response protocols at Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital following Canberra’s salmonella outbreak.

“It appears that the outbreak case loads have peaked and that demand on Emergency Departments has normalised,” Dr Kelly said.

“Additional cases may continue to be identified however, the acute response phase of current operations is considered over.

“The Health Emergency Control Centre (HECC) will be stood down as of 1600, 15 May 2013 and Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital will stand down their respective Code Brown emergency plans as well,” Dr Kelly said.

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14 Responses to
The worst of the Copa emeregency has passed. Code Brown is over!
Spiral 8:37 am 17 May 13

I hear that after this incident Copa will be changing their name to Copro.

puggy 8:24 pm 16 May 13

c_c™ said :

ABC News reports that testing found Salmonella contamination in the mayonnaise at Copa.

Must’ve bought it wholesale from Silo Bakery.

c_c™ 7:18 pm 16 May 13

ABC News reports that testing found Salmonella contamination in the mayonnaise at Copa.

EvanJames 1:51 pm 16 May 13

Jim Jones said :

FioBla said :

Please submit your designs for the Copa Assplosion 2013 Memorial in Kings Park.

http://boingboing.net/2013/05/14/unusual-inflatable-sculpture.html

Put helium in it and sell it to the ACT Gov’t as Centenary Art (and then make hats of it).

Jim Jones 12:20 pm 16 May 13

FioBla said :

Please submit your designs for the Copa Assplosion 2013 Memorial in Kings Park.

http://boingboing.net/2013/05/14/unusual-inflatable-sculpture.html

FioBla 11:34 am 16 May 13

Please submit your designs for the Copa Assplosion 2013 Memorial in Kings Park.

pepmeup 9:46 am 16 May 13

100 extra presentations to emergency will cause a disaster, what is the normal waiting time? Don’t think early this week would have been a good time to need to front to an already over worked er deoartment

vet111 8:27 am 16 May 13

nothappyjan said :

If a few cases of the squirts can cause this much drama at our hospitals, I’d hate to think what would happen if there was a real disaster in Canberra.

Wow, it’s obvious you haven’t experienced food poisoning before. It’s a little more than just the squirts. Not only is it incredibly traumatic for the sufferer, it’s also pretty dangerous – things can go bad very quickly.

JC 7:12 am 16 May 13

nothappyjan said :

If a few cases of the squirts can cause this much drama at our hospitals, I’d hate to think what would happen if there was a real disaster in Canberra.

Considering the shear number of people effected it was a ‘disaster’ from they way they would have had to approach it, especially as the patients would have had to have been isolated etc. So not sure what your point is.

OverLord 6:11 am 16 May 13

nothappyjan said :

If a few cases of the squirts can cause this much drama at our hospitals, I’d hate to think what would happen if there was a real disaster in Canberra.

The squirts? A few? Hardly.

The issue I would think at the moment for most affected would be dehydration. All fluids you take yourself orally go straight out of your body, including a bit more fluid along the way, negative effect. The second issue is the excruciating cramping that comes on in waves.

I can only speak definitely for my own case where I figured taking Monday off work at home with the squits and I should be rightish by mid Tuesday. Didn’t happen, eventually you work out that you are just drying out completely and must have IV fluids.

HiddenDragon 11:22 pm 15 May 13

nothappyjan said :

If a few cases of the squirts can cause this much drama at our hospitals, I’d hate to think what would happen if there was a real disaster in Canberra.

Whatever the actual nature of the resultant illnesses, I had the same thought – must be time for another review.

Ian 10:46 pm 15 May 13

code brown ….. hehehe!

nothappyjan 10:18 pm 15 May 13

If a few cases of the squirts can cause this much drama at our hospitals, I’d hate to think what would happen if there was a real disaster in Canberra.

poetix 10:09 pm 15 May 13

At the Copa, Copa Banhammer
The newest spot north of Can-berra
At the Copa, Copa Banhammer
Oozing and cramping were lately in fashion
At the Copa…they made Code Brown

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