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    They were refused ACC too I read
    The older woman still ill

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    I was just talking to a mate about this issue. The media has moved on which makes everyone happy, except those who hunt and eat our quarry. This matter needs to be addressed properly in order that appropriate action can be taken and safeguards put in place.
    As everyone has acknowledged this doesn't feel right in terms of speed of effect and the symptoms if we are to believe the media. It may have nothing at all to do with hunting for all we know and these poor folk have corned into contact with another illicit subsrance and the pig taking the blame.
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    Could be related to the "toxic sea slugs" that killed the dogs on Auckland's beaches and dead fish floating on the Firth of Thames a few years ago. The findings there never came into the public arena.

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    One other thought that I had on this issue was what sauce did they use on the pork? Home made tomato sauce (gud old watties) some badly fermentented citrus chutney...

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    I thought the previously cooked rice, subsequently reheated was the suspect?
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    The anti 1080 people have well and truly clouded this situation with conspiracy theories. But the symptoms match botulism and they are responding to botulism anti-toxins. So its botulism.

    ACC does not cover cases like this, involving bacteria. The people who suffered from the bad water up North were not covered by ACC either.

    How they got it would be interesting to know, bad meat handling (botulism is a bacteria that lives in the soil) or whatever. But it is rare in NZ, last case was in 1983. So I wouldn't worry too much.
    Last case I remember being told about was a chap who fired up his dinner on a frying pan that hadn't been washed in 10 days. Succumbed to severe death shortly thereafter. Like within half an hour.
    So botulism can work very quickly.
    I worry more about tainted cutlery and plates in a hut, than about the meat off a freshly killed wild pig or deer.

    About the most you can take from this case so far, is that curry will not kill botulism.
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    Point of order Carlsen! How does a severe death differ from say a mild death? I am taking the piss but I really had never considered that there were differing degrees of death until I read your post.
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    I was always told "death can be fatal, if taken seriously "
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    I suppose there are fast and relatively painless deaths i.e. bullet to the head, quick and painful going through a combine harvester, long and drawn out with a lot of pain like cancer in your weanie,
    take your pick there are some nasty ways to checkout, food poisoning is one of the most unpleasant ways to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I was always told "death can be fatal, if taken seriously "
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    No, if taken internally.
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    How to die from botulism:

    Catch a fish, leave it on the ground and get soil into the gills. - still safe to eat

    Boil it too short time, not killing off the anaerobic (hardy) spores. - still safe to eat

    Pickle it, but with insufficient sugar / vinegar in and leave the airtight container aside for a few weeks. - getting there boys!

    Eat it. - Die
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    The anti 1080 people have well and truly clouded this situation with conspiracy theories. But the symptoms match botulism and they are responding to botulism anti-toxins. So its botulism.

    ACC does not cover cases like this, involving bacteria. The people who suffered from the bad water up North were not covered by ACC either.

    How they got it would be interesting to know, bad meat handling (botulism is a bacteria that lives in the soil) or whatever. But it is rare in NZ, last case was in 1983. So I wouldn't worry too much.
    Last case I remember being told about was a chap who fired up his dinner on a frying pan that hadn't been washed in 10 days. Succumbed to severe death shortly thereafter. Like within half an hour.
    So botulism can work very quickly.
    I worry more about tainted cutlery and plates in a hut, than about the meat off a freshly killed wild pig or deer.

    About the most you can take from this case so far, is that curry will not kill botulism.
    No it is not botulism until such time as the specimen results are received from Australia that provide incontrovertible proof.this theory of it looks like a duck ,quacks like a duck flys like a duck 'is not 100%applicable and i dont give a rats arse who disagrees.we see this all the bloody time with mental illness -people who diagnose cause they think the symptoms fit a specific type .WRONG.this sort of shit is rampant these days due to the internet and the ability to self diagnose often due to quack sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    No it is not botulism until such time as the specimen results are received from Australia that provide incontrovertible proof.this theory of it looks like a duck ,quacks like a duck flys like a duck 'is not 100%applicable and i dont give a rats arse who disagrees.we see this all the bloody time with mental illness -people who diagnose cause they think the symptoms fit a specific type .WRONG.this sort of shit is rampant these days due to the internet and the ability to self diagnose often due to quack sites.
    +1 Its not confirmed it is botullism and some experts think its not as some of the symptoms dont match (ie going into a coma so quick). Carlsen is jumping the gun and is a fool to say IT IS botulism when all hes going on are some experts that are saying it is when in actual fact no results have confirmed anything and until that time it MAYBE botulism end of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    The anti 1080 people have well and truly clouded this situation with conspiracy theories. But the symptoms match botulism and they are responding to botulism anti-toxins. So its botulism.
    The symptoms don't seem to match food poisoning botulism though?

    Signs and symptoms of foodborne botulism typically begin between 12 and 36 hours after the toxin gets into your body. But, the start of symptoms can range from a few hours to several days, depending on the amount of toxin ingested. Signs and symptoms of foodborne botulism include:

    Difficulty swallowing or speaking
    Dry mouth
    Facial weakness on both sides of the face
    Blurred or double vision
    Drooping eyelids
    Trouble breathing
    Nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps
    Paralysis
    FWIW 1080 poisoning symptoms seem different too, however some rodenticides do list coma's as a symptom of poisoning so who knows.

    As for responding to botulism treatments you're a smart guy you know about cause and effect relationships (or not). These people are most likely on IV fluids, maybe oxygen (useful for cyanide poisoning) it could be there system is flushing whatever they have out from that. Doctors are assuming its the antitoxins that are working. Until that lab report comes back they are just assuming/guessing.

    Don't you find it odd the lab report is taking so long - it's almost a month now?

    and this could backfire on hunters, if it did turn out to be secondary poisoning say from feratox then it may lead to tighter restrictions on meat recovery and where people can hunt.
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    From the outset, the family spokesman indicated the test would be carried out in Australia, and results would take a month. I do not believe for one second that the cause is 1080, but rather a form of food poisoning. I contacted police the day after the initial news and suggested they investigate contents of the home and kitchen where the meal was prepared. They did not seem too interested. Whether the DHB has investigated the home or not I don't know.
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