Foodborne Botulism in Canada, 1985–2005

  title={Foodborne Botulism in Canada, 1985–2005},
  author={Daniel Leclair and Joe Fung and Judith L. Isaac-Renton and Jean-François Proulx and Jennifer May-Hadford and Andrea Ellis and Edie Ashton and Sadjia Bekal and Jeffrey M. Farber and Burke Blanchfield and John W Austin},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
During 1985-2005, a total of 91 laboratory-confirmed outbreaks of foodborne botulism occurred in Canada; these outbreaks involved 205 cases and 11 deaths. Of the outbreaks, 75 (86.2%) were caused by Clostridium botulinum type E, followed by types A (7, 8.1%) and B (5, 5.7%). Approximately 85% of the outbreaks occurred in Alaska Native communities, particularly the Inuit of Nunavik in northern Quebec and the First Nations population of the Pacific coast of British Columbia. These populations… CONTINUE READING

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