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what is a disease that a plant can have that will make animals that eat it sick?

i have to explian what would happen if a certian type of plant became unhealthy to eat. to help me explain this i was looking for something that could get int a plant that would make what ever eats that plant sick and would make what ever ate the animal who was sick get sick and so on and so forth.

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In the Middle Ages some people developed strange symptom's that were named "St. Anthony's Fire". They had convulsions and felt their skin burning, and many died. The source was poisoning by a chemical called ergotamine. This is produced by the ergot fungus, which grows on rye. When bread was made with infected rye, the people who ate it were poisoned by ergotamine and developed ergotism, which they called St. Anthony's Fire.

I doubt ergotamine would build up high enough to poison anything that ate an animal that died from eating poisoned rye, but I suppose it's possible.

Edit: I see Peter beat me to it!