Brazil: Family of eleven hospitalized after eating deadly “Pufferfish” for dinner

Posted on October 24, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health reported poisonous pufferfish hospitalises eleven family members in Brazil
Eleven members of the same family are in critical condition in hospital after unwittingly cooking up a pufferfish – the world’s deadliest fish – for their supper. The Souza family reportedly fried and served up a pufferfish they had been given by a friend who had returned from a day’s sea fishing near their home in Duque de Caxias, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But seconds after taking their first bite all began to vomit, before losing the feeling in their face, arms and legs. Read Article

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