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Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013

Foodborne Botulism in Canada, 1985–2005

Daniel Leclair, Joe Fung, Judith L. Isaac-Renton, Jean-Francois Proulx, Jennifer May-Hadford, Andrea Ellis, Edie Ashton, Sadjia Bekal, Jeffrey M. Farber, Burke Blanchfield, and John W. AustinComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D. Leclair, J.W. Austin, J.M. Farber, B. Blanchfield); British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (J.L. Isaac-Renton, J. Fung); Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada (J.-F. Proulx); Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario (J. May-Hadford); Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada (S. Bekal); ProvLab, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (E. Ashton); Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa (A. Ellis)

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Table 1

Foodborne botulism outbreaks, cases, deaths, and case-fatality rates, by 5-year intervals, Canada, 1985–2005

Period No. outbreaks No. cases No. deaths Case-fatality
1985–1989 20 90 7 8.8
1990–1994 22 42 1 2.4
1995–1999 27 55 2 3.6
1985–2005 91 205 11 5.4

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