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Antioch Father's Death Linked To Gas Station Nacho Cheese Botulism Outbreak

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) -- An Antioch father of two has died from a severe case of botulism and may be a victim of an outbreak traced to a Walnut Grove service station, family members said.

The family of 37-year-old Martin Galindo say he died in a San Francisco hospital on Thursday night after contracting botulism. His death was linked to an outbreak of botulism traced to nacho cheese sauce served at the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove.

On their Go Fund Me Page, family members said Galindo had fallen into a coma and was on a ventilator before he died.

California health officials on Monday confirmed one death among what the state says is 10 people sickened by the cheese dip, but did not identify the deceased victim.

The state Department of Public Health said the illnesses appear caused by botulism carried in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento suburb of Walnut Grove.

The health department said Friday all 10 people sickened were hospitalized. A spokesman said the agency was unable to immediately provide updates on their conditions.


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