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Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009

Botulism from Drinking Pruno

Duc J. VugiaComments to Author , Sundari R. Mase1, Barbara Cole, John Stiles, Jon Rosenberg, Linda Velasquez2, Allen Radner, and Greg Inami
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health,3 Richmond, California, USA (D.J. Vugia, S.R. Mase, J. Rosenberg, G. Inami); Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside, California, USA (B. Cole); California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Riverside (J. Stiles); Monterey County Health Agency, Monterey, California, USA (L. Velasquez); Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, California, USA (A. Radner);

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Laboratory results for botulism outbreak in California, 2004*

Patient no. Botulinum toxin detected in pretreatment serum Botulinum toxin detected directly from stool Botulinum toxin detected in stool culture Clostridium botulinum isolated from stool culture
1 + +
2 QNS + +
3 + + +

*QNS, quantity not sufficient.

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1Current affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

2Current affiliation: Thomasen Cares Clinic, El Paso, Texas, USA.

3Part of the California Department of Health Services before July 2007.

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