Published Online: 1 October 1980
Page Count: 9
Medical research officer, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga.
Deputy county attorney, Douglas County, Omaha, Nebr.
(Received 12 February 1980; accepted 31 March 1980)
In an 8-h period, five members of two kindred families suddenly became ill with nausea, vomiting, and malaise. This was followed by acute liver disease, a generalized bleeding tendency, and a low platelet count. Two of the patients died four and five days after onset of illness. It was established that dimethylnitrosamine had been intentionally added to lemonade and milk that were consumed by the victims.
Paper ID: JFS11305J