Botulism from Bamboo Shoots — Thailand from 10 Major Foodborne Illnesses Around the World (Slideshow)

10 Major Foodborne Illnesses Around the World (Slideshow)

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Botulism from Bamboo Shoots — Thailand

At a village Buddhist festival in Thailand in 2006, 152 of 170 people who attended were infected with botulism — a rare foodborne disease that paralyzes the body — after eating locally-made bamboo shoots at the festival. One hundred of the people infected were hospitalized and 40 required respirators to breathe.