food-borne botulism in canada, 1971-84.sixty-one outbreaks of food-borne botulism involving a total of 122 cases, of which 21 were fatal, were recorded from 1971 to 1984 in canada. most occurred in northern quebec, the northwest territories or british columbia. of the 122 victims 113 were native people, mostly inuit. most of the outbreaks (59%) were caused by raw, parboiled or "fermented" meats from marine mammals; fermented salmon eggs or fish accounted for 23% of the outbreaks. three outbreaks were attributed to home-preserved food ...19852866023
[botulism in a mink ranch in quebec]. 19724552746
[type e botulism. 2 epidemics at fort chimo]. 19734600457
distribution of clostridium botulinum type e strains in nunavik, northern quebec, canada.the distribution and levels of clostridium botulinum type e were determined from field sites used by inuit hunters for butchering seals along the coast of nunavik. the incidence rates of c. botulinum type e in shoreline soil along the coast were 0, 50, and 87.5% among samples tested for the hudson strait, hudson bay, and ungava bay regions, respectively. spores were detected in seawater or coastal rock surfaces from 17.6% of butchering sites, almost all of which were located in southern ungava b ...201323160120
foodborne botulism in canada, 1985-2005.during 1985-2005, a total of 91 laboratory-confirmed outbreaks of foodborne botulism occurred in canada; these outbreaks involved 205 cases and 11 deaths. of the outbreaks, 75 (86.2%) were caused by clostridium botulinum type e, followed by types a (7, 8.1%) and b (5, 5.7%). approximately 85% of the outbreaks occurred in alaska native communities, particularly the inuit of nunavik in northern quebec and the first nations population of the pacific coast of british columbia. these populations were ...201323735780
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