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Holiday from hell: How eating Pad Thai from food court in Thailand left Aussie couple with debilitating illness

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18 minutes ago, bert bloggs said:

When you get food poisoning ,you get it within an hour or so , not days later when you get home ,so their story is a load of rubbish.

I've had food poisoning  exactly twice in Thailand. Both times after eating the same dish, Hoy Tod. It's  freaking delicious, but doesn't  seem to agree with me. Signs arose within the hour, vomitting, then all well. Imay giveit another go next time I'm back.

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8 minutes ago, lannarebirth said:

I've had food poisoning  exactly twice in Thailand. Both times after eating the same dish, Hoy Tod. It's  freaking delicious, but doesn't  seem to agree with me. Signs arose within the hour, vomitting, then all well. Imay giveit another go next time I'm back.

Seafood.

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4 minutes ago, Andrew65 said:

Seafood.

 

Yep. I'm thinking the Hoy Tod may be prepared from yesterdays seafood that didn't sell. If I try it again I'll pick the fresh ingredients myself.

 

 

 

 

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It's almost impossible to identify the source. One's own dirty hands are one of the more common causes of food contamination.

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Just now, Curt1591 said:

It's almost impossible to identify the source. One's own dirty hands are one of the more common causes of food contamination.

You're right there. I only really became a regular before-food hand-washer during my time living in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Shortly after returning home they both began to feel unwell

 

1 hour ago, Anythingleft? said:

Pretty easy to narrow down the meal that starts an episode of food poisoning.....

where is it said they had a food poisoning in Thailand?

 

food posoning: severe diarrhea and vomiting shortly after the contaminated meal

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4 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:

It's almost impossible to identify the source. One's own dirty hands are one of the more common causes of food contamination.

In Thailand I genuinely feel like I need to wash my hands before eating or when coming back from outside (commute, groceries, etc). I was not like that in my home country but I really feel like I'm more at risk here.

 

I didn't get any major food poisoning in the last 2 years, just the occasional upset stomach and that doesn't last. I am always a little scared when sharing the sticky rice with the in-laws but so far I'm fine.

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oh boy, bad news for TAT tourists forecast, going down again.... step by step elimination Westerners, Chinese, Australians and (very) soon the (rich) Indians

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1 hour ago, bkkbudddy said:

Greetings, 

I had many episodes of food poisoning in Thailand!  Therefore,  I'm very careful of what and where I eat in Thailand!

I have lived on Samui for the last 19 years. In and out of Bangkok and other parts of SE Asia for 7 years before that. Worked in Cambodia and travelled extensively throughout Vietnam.

 

Eaten everywhere and anything - never had food poisoning.

 

10 pints of Banks' bitter in my old local in the UK - sick as a parrot.

 

Moral of the story - it is who you are, not what you eat. (But I do eat active yoghurt every morning for breakie.)

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Exactly.  
Aaah well I missed that little detail hahaha.....

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3 minutes ago, jak2002003 said:

Really... several weeks later is in the OP story?

 

Greetings,

I have had ZERO episodes of food poisoning in Thailand in 12 years living here full time, eating at food courts, buying food from local small markets, and eating at local small Thai restaurants and friends houses. I eat  raw prawns, raw buffalo laab, Lu (Blood soup) and fermented pork on a regular basis, as well as all the local Northern foods.  

 

I have had food poisoning in the UK which nearly killed me and required me to get hospitalised… Campylobacter.  

Then you have missed out of a big part of coming to Thailand, where the street food is probably the best in the world.  You have a false sense of security about where you eat I think... as many proper restaurants have been found to have out of date food, filthy kitchens and give people food poisoning.  Also you don't know the way food is kept behind the scenes in supermarkets either.  I could tell you a few horror stories from when I was a youth working in a big supermarket.

Exactly.  

On my daily walks at sun-up in Bangkok I would often see rats scurrying over parked-up food stalls.

 

Also, I wouldn't eat raw seafood even if I'd seen it caught, killed and served in front of me, I don't eat any kind of raw meat or seafood, period. I don't care how good someone else says it is.

 

Two times in Bangkok friends ate oysters, they were both seriously ill for days afterwards.

 

As far as look and smell goes, oysters are the most disgusting things (also, "people eat with their eyes").

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