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Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France
Last night I'm sure it was last night's MacDonalds menu My friend who didn't eat the same thing as me wasn't touched. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting
I ate a French toast brioche with a white Mocha at 5:30pm Friday, November 17, 2023.
At midnight in the evening I started to feel nauseous and had 1.5 hours of diarrhea and had 3 hours of vomiting and diarrhea all night until 7 am.
On Saturday... I was not very well but I no longer had vomiting. I slept almost all day thanks to a Doliprane and then from 19:00 to 9:00 in the morning on Sunday. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting
Cramps, diarrhea and sickness at same time
Bloated | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cramps, Bloating
Health authorities are investigating ten cases clinically suggestive of food botulism linked to the consumption of artisanal canned sardines in the Tchin Tchin Wine Bar in Bordeaux, France. Unfortunately, 1 person has died. The problem goes beyond just France and affects diners in Spain and Germany who... also ate at the same establishment.
In detail, the patients exhibited symptoms consistent with food botulism. The initial case, a woman in her thirties, experienced non-specific signs when she first arrived at the Bordeaux University Hospital. However, she later suffered respiratory paralysis at home without a chance to return to the hospital. Cases have been identified not only in France but also in Spain and Germany. It is believed these cases also trace back to the same Bordeaux source of contamination.
The matter came to light after substantial administrative action against Tchin Tchin Wine Bar. All of the restaurant's canned goods have been seized, revealing issues with control in the canned manufacturing process. An analysis of all seized goods is expected by the upcoming Friday. To date, the food symptoms blame the sardines, which were served as is, like tapas.
"Despite the prompt response, it is estimated that around ten additional cases are possible due to the quantity of potentially contaminated product served by the restaurant," stated Thierry Touzet, deputy director of the departmental population protection directorate. Information has been distributed to health professionals by the Ministry of Health to quickly identify new cases. Victims of botulism potentially face long-term effects, especially if they suffer infectious complications. However, a botulinum antitoxin is available that can help shorten hospitalization time.
In case you experienced Botulism symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain, report it now. It can help to detect & resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.