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three outbreaks of foodborne botulism caused by unsafe home canning of vegetables-ohio and washington, 2008 and 2009.foodborne botulism is a potentially fatal paralytic illness caused by ingestion of neurotoxin produced by the spore-forming bacterium clostridium botulinum. historically, home-canned vegetables have been the most common cause of botulism outbreaks in the united states. during 2008 and 2009, the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) and state and local health departments in ohio and washington state investigated three outbreaks caused by unsafe home canning of vegetables. we analyzed ...201122186049
notes from the field: botulism caused by consumption of commercially produced potato soups stored improperly--ohio and georgia, 2011.in january and april 2011, cdc provided antitoxin for treatment of two persons with toxin type a botulism associated with consumption of potato soup produced by two companies. on january 28, 2011, an ohio resident, aged 29 years, was hospitalized after 5 days of progressive dizziness, blurred vision, dysphagia, and difficulty breathing. the patient required mechanical ventilation and botulism antitoxin. on january 18, he had tasted potato soup from a bulging plastic container, noted a bad taste, ...201121734637
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