An outbreak of foodborne botulism associated with food sold at a salvage store in Texas.

@article{Kalluri2003AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of foodborne botulism associated with food sold at a salvage store in Texas.},
  author={Pavani Kalluri and Colleen Crowe and Megan E. Reller and Linda Knudson Gaul and James A. Hayslett and Suzanne S. Barth and Stacey J Eliasberg and Jennifer Ferreira and Kristin G. Holt and Steve Bengston and Kate Hendricks and Jeremy Sobel},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={
          1490-5
        }
}
Foodborne botulism is caused by potent neurotoxins of Clostridium botulinum. We investigated a large outbreak of foodborne botulism among church supper attendees in Texas. We conducted a cohort study of attendees and investigated the salvage store that sold the implicated foods. We identified 15 cases of botulism (40%) among 38 church supper attendees. Nine patients (60%) had botulinum toxin type A detected in stool specimens. The diagnosis was delayed in 3 cases. Fifteen (63%) of 24 attendees… CONTINUE READING

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