News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Mohave County Department of Public Health issues public health notice regarding egg drop event at Mohave Valley Community Park.
The Mohave County Department of Public Health has issued a public health notice regarding the egg drop and family fun event, Eggstravaganza Egg Drop, that was held on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at Mohave Valley Community Park in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
In a press release from Patty Mead, RN, MS, Health Director with the Mohave County Department of Public Health, “The Mohave County Department of Public Health (M.C.D.P.H.) received complaints concerning the candy distributed during the Mohave Valley Community Park Egg Drop. The plane used by the organizers to drop the candy at the event has reportedly been used for agricultural purposes. The plane was reportedly scrubbed multiple times prior to being used for the candy drop and at the time of this press release there have been no illnesses reported to Mohave County Department of Public Health (M.C.D.P.H.) related to this event. While no illnesses have been reported associated with this event, as a precaution, you should not eat the candy. The eggs and candy should be disposed of properly in a trash container to avoid any further contact. Anyone who touched the eggs should wash their hands thoroughly and Mohave County Department of Public Health (M.C.D.P.H.) also recommends that you remove and wash your clothing. If you have come in contact with the eggs or candy and experience, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating or urination you should seek medical assistance immediately. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the poison control line at: 1 (800) 222-1222.”
The Mohave Valley Fire Department also put out a message to the community on their official Facebook page, “Mohave Valley Fire Department has just been advised from Mohave County Emergency Management there may be an issue with the eggs that were dropped this morning from the airplane at Mohave Valley Community Park. We were advised that a crop duster was used to drop candy and eggs. At this time it appears that the tank was not rinsed out on the crop duster and some of the eggs may be covered in a herbicide. Please do not consume the candy from the eggs. Wash your hands thoroughly and discard all remaining eggs. Mohave Valley Fire Department will follow up this post with the official press release from Mohave County. This was not a fire department function.”
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