When can food poisoning kill?

Though rare, people can die in severe cases caused by bacteria or viruses, say doctors

We would all have eaten contaminated food and suffered the consequence at some point in our lives - it is not usually serious.

However, last Wednesday, 38-year-old Fadli Salleh died about a week after consuming catered food prepared by Spize restaurant in River Valley. His lungs and kidneys were said to have been affected and he was in critical condition in an intensive care unit.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2018, with the headline 'When can food poisoning kill?'. Print Edition | Subscribe