Food-borne botulism in Canada, 1971-84.

@article{Hauschild1985FoodborneBI,
  title={Food-borne botulism in Canada, 1971-84.},
  author={A H Hauschild and L E Gauvreau},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1985},
  volume={133 11},
  pages={
          1141-6
        }
}
Sixty-one outbreaks of food-borne botulism involving a total of 122 cases, of which 21 were fatal, were recorded from 1971 to 1984 in Canada. Most occurred in northern Quebec, the Northwest Territories or British Columbia. Of the 122 victims 113 were native people, mostly Inuit. Most of the outbreaks (59%) were caused by raw, parboiled or "fermented" meats from marine mammals; fermented salmon eggs or fish accounted for 23% of the outbreaks. Three outbreaks were attributed to home-preserved… CONTINUE READING
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