Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013
Foodborne Botulism in Canada, 1985–2005
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• Describe the incidence of laboratory-confirmed outbreaks of foodborne botulism occurring between 1985 and 2005 in Canada, based on a study of laboratory databases.
• Describe the implicated pathogens and sources of laboratory-confirmed outbreaks of foodborne botulism occurring between 1985 and 2005 in Canada, based on a study of laboratory databases.
• Describe the outcomes of laboratory-confirmed outbreaks of foodborne botulism occurring between 1985 and 2005 in Canada, based on a study of laboratory databases.
Shannon O’Connor, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Shannon O’Connor has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Disclosures: Daniel Leclair, PhD,; Joe Fung, MSc, MPH; Judith L. Isaac-Renton, MD; Jean-Francois Proulx, MD; Jennifer May-Hadford, MPH; Andrea Ellis; Edie Ashton; Sadjia Bekal, PhD; Jeffrey M. Farber, PhD; Burke Blanchfield; and John W. Austin, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.