Notice of CDC's Discontinuation of Investigational Pentavalent (ABCDE) Botulinum Toxoid Vaccine for Workers at Risk for Occupational Exposure to Botulinum Toxins

October 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/28/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 42, p1454
The article reports on the discontinuation of investigational pentavalent (ABCDE) botulinum toxoid vaccine (PBT) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for vaccination of workers at risk for occupational exposure to botulinum serotypes A, B, C, D, and E. It provides a summary of uses of PBT and the rationale of CDC for discontinuation. Safety recommendations for laboratory workers are offered.


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