Congregant: No hard feelings over botulism at church potluck

One of the 30 congregants sickened with botulism after an Ohio church potluck in April says no one there has any animosity toward the person who made the potato salad that was blamed for the outbreak.

Debbie Wright of Cross Pointe Freewill Baptist Church tells the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette ( that the infection has left her with breathing problems, which has been difficult because she's a singer and music teacher. But she says she and others affected understand it was an accident and aren't holding grudges.

The church's pastor says one person remains hospitalized, with complications from pneumonia. Of the 30 people who showed signs of illness, 21 were hospitalized and one died.

Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by a nerve toxin produced by bacteria.