Clostridium perfringens is a common bacteria that is a normal part of decaying vegetation and marine sediment and can be found in the intestinal tract of humans. It is believed that most people have had food poisoning from this bacteria at some point.
Carey became ill after eating a corned beef sandwich. His condition worsened and he developed multiple organ failure. It is extremely rare that anyone suffer fatal symptoms; there are only seven other recorded cases of a person suffering multiple organ failure after becoming ill with this bacteria.
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