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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004

Research

Foodborne Botulism in the Republic of Georgia

Jay K. Varma*Comments to Author , Guram Katsitadze†, Maia Moiscrafishvili†, Tamar Zardiashvili†, Maia Chokheli†, Natalia Tarkhashvili†, Ekaterina Jhorjholiani†, Maia Chubinidze†, Teimuraz Kukhalashvili†, Irakli Khmaladze†, Nelli Chakvetadze†, Paata Imnadze†, and Jeremy Sobel*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †National Center for Disease Control, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

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Cumulative incidence of botulism events by region of residence, per 100,000 persons, in Georgia, 1980–2002. Outbreaks and sporadic cases are counted as one event. Data are derived from review of medical records at hospitals. For comparison, the cumulative incidence rate for the country was 6.7 per 100,000.

Figure 2. Cumulative incidence of botulism events by region of residence, per 100,000 persons, in Georgia, 1980–2002. Outbreaks and sporadic cases are counted as one event. Data are derived from review of medical records at hospitals. For comparison, the cumulative incidence rate for the country was 6.7 per 100,000.

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