Cluster of two cases of botulism due to Clostridium baratii type F in France, November 2014.

Abstract

The first two cases in France of botulism due to Clostridium baratii type F were identified in November 2014, in the same family. Both cases required prolonged respiratory assistance. One of the cases had extremely high toxin serum levels and remained paralysed for two weeks. Investigations strongly supported the hypothesis of a common exposure during a family meal with high level contamination of the source. However, all analyses of leftover food remained negative.

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@article{Castor2015ClusterOT, title={Cluster of two cases of botulism due to Clostridium baratii type F in France, November 2014.}, author={Christine Castor and Christelle Mazuet and M{\'e}lanie Saint-L{\'e}ger and Sabine B Vygen and J Coutureau and Myriam Durand and M R Popoff and Nathalie Jourdan Da Silva}, journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin}, year={2015}, volume={20 6} }