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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 2

Length of hospitalization for botulism type E case-patients, by age group, Canada, 1985–2005

Age group, y No. cases Length of hospitalization, d
Mean Median Range
<30 5 47.6 2 1–225
30–39 8 4.6 4 1–8
40–49 18 10.8 9.5 3–29
50–59 23 6.0 4 1–18
60–69 10 15.3 15.5 3–30
>70 6 12.0 6.5 2–37
All 70 11.9 7 1–225

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