Is it possible for two people two eat exactly the same food and that only one gets food poisoning?

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My husband and I ate the same, simple dinner - homemade bread and well cooked mushroom soup.

I felt fine and my husband started feeling nauseous during the night and started throwing up early in the morning. He threw up once, but he felt weak afterwards and possibly had a fever.

He had the same symptoms of food poisoning 3 months ago, but that time we were sure it was the food poisoning and I haven't eaten the same food.

Is it possible for two people two eat the same mushroom soup and that only one gets food poisoning?

We picked only the edible mushrooms and cleaned them well before cooking, then we cooked them on high temperatures and made a soup...

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    It sounds more likely that your husband has had a bug or the mushrooms didn't agree with him because if it was bad food, both of you would be ill. The other possibility is that there was one bad mushroom(s) on his plate that you didn't have. This, however is less likely than the former explanation

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      Thank you!

      As you say it is highly unlikely that only he had a bad mushroom , since we made a potage.

      However he does display neurological symptoms, that are worrisome, he has back-pain and has mentioned some mild hallucinations, he thought it had been the fever.

      He will see his GP today.

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      Since he has body aches, fever and mild hallucinations, this sounds more like a bad flu. Back pain would suggest this . I remember, my dad had a bad flu many years ago and he was delirious,, feverish to the point of intense sweating and had body aches. High fevers can produce hallucinations. This time of year, all sorts of bugs are doing the rounds. For it to be food poisoning, both of you would have been ill.

      I remember, when we had a Chinese meal, three of us got sick within an hour of eating due to off rice. The only one who wasn't sick was my brother who hadn't had rice. Try not to worry, it really sounds more like gastric flu. Your doctor will confirm if this is the case.

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