Help identify the cause of the food poisoning at #OccupyCabinet, Egypt December 14th 2011. Photo by Abdel Rahman Hussein
Information given so far.
- Sick almost immediately/ after a few hours / after five hours
- Casues nausea
- Probably from sandwiches (hawawshi) brought there by an unknown woman.
- Sandwiches were reported to contain lamb meat
Now I have narowed it down to two possible suspects (given it in fact is food poisoning) based on incubation time(time from eating til you get sick).
Bacillus Cereus (incubation time 1-6 hours)
Symptoms: nausea, throwing up
Staphylococcus Aureus (incubation time 1-8 hours)
Symptoms: nausea, stomach pain, throwing up, diarrhea, fever.
* Heavy metal – Cadmium (incubation time: 1 – 60 minutes)
Symptoms: nausea, stomach pain, throwing up, diarrhea.
If you have any more info, or can confirm any information in this post, please leave a comment or tweet at @tg_id