Update on the Waikato family poisoned by wild boar meat, and the anomalies surrounding the official diagnosis

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

by Michelle Read
(Posted on Facebook today)

The International Society for Infectious Diseases asked on the 18th November for clarification because this is unlikely to be botulism. A number of medical professionals have contacted us within NZ and stated that this family cannot have contracted botulism because of the timing of the onset of symptoms, the symptom of loss of consciousness, and the fact that botulism is not contracted from fresh meat.

The family is facing a massive medical bill after they were made ill following a meal of wild boar.

Officials are still to confirm botulism, but it is the ‘only thing’ they are testing for. And now the report says ‘confirmation will take months’.

ACC has told them they don’t ‘qualify’ for compensation and botulism is not covered by ACC.

We are not making the statement that this is poisoning from pest control operations, but at the same…

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