Sudden Death of a Young Adult Associated with Bacillus cereus Food Poisoning
Naranjo, Maria × Denayer, Sarah Botteldoorn, Nadine Delbrassinne, Laurence Veys, Jean Waegenaere, Jacques Sirtaine, Nicolas Driesen, Ronald Sipido, Karin Mahillon, Jacques Dierick, Katelijne #
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Journal of Clinical Microbiology vol:49 issue:12 pages:4379-4381
A lethal intoxication case, which occurred in Brussels, Belgium, is described. A 20-year-old man died following the ingestion of pasta contaminated with Bacillus cereus. Emetic strains of B. cereus were isolated, and high levels of cereulide (14.8 mu g/g) were found in the spaghetti meal.