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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004


Foodborne Botulism in the United States, 1990–2000

Jeremy Sobel*Comments to Author , Nicole Tucker*, Alana Sulka*, Joseph McLaughlin*†1, and Susan Maslanka*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Alaska State Department of Health and Social Services, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Table 1

States with five or more foodborne botulism cases, 1990–2000

State No. cases Incidence/1,000,000a
Alaska 103 19
California 37 0.1
Texas 20 0.1
Washington 18 0.3
New Jersey 10 0.1
Georgia 8 0.1
Idaho 7 0.6
Oregon 6 0.2
Ohio 5 <0.1

aUsing intercensal estimate, U.S. Census Bureau data.

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