BOTULISM IN LAKE ERIE
- Clinical Features of Types A and B Food-borne Botulism. Hughes, James M.; Blumenthal, Jeffrey R.; Merson, Michael H.; Lombard, George I.; Dowell, Vulus R.; Gangarosa, Eugene J. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Oct81, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p442
Examines the clinical features of Types A and B food-borne botulism. Cases of botulism caused by food contaminated with a neurotoxin of Clostridium botulinum in the U.S.; Methodology of the study; Discussion on the results of the study.
- Fish Farms and Botulism. // British Medical Journal;4/19/75, Vol. 2 Issue 5963, p106
Discusses the risk of fish farms in yielding contaminated fish causing botulism. Symptoms of botulism; Risk of contamination in fish raised in natural water channels; Effect of smoke constituents on the germination of Clostridium botulinum.
- An outbreak of Type A botulism associated with a commercial cheese sauce. Townes, John M.; Cieslak, Paul R. // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/01/96, Vol. 125 Issue 7, p558
Presents the case of an outbreak of botulism associated with a commercial canned cheese contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Signs and symptoms; Mechanics of laboratory investigation; Investigation of food preparation operations of concerned canning facility; Effect of amount of botulinum...
- Baked potatoes in foil can be deadly. // Environmental Nutrition;Jan1999, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p3
Warns about the possibility that one can get botulism from potatoes baked in aluminum foil and left at room temperature. Transmission of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium to humans; Advice on the handling of baked potatoes.
- Botulism : A diagnostic challenge. Chaudhry, Rama // Indian Journal of Medical Research;Jul2011, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p10
The author comments on the several aspects related to botulism disease. It is stated that, the disease is caused by clostridium botulinum which is found in soil, and produces neurotropic toxin. It is reported that, botulism is of three types including, foodborne botulism, wound botulism, and...
- botulism antitoxin. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p119
The article presents information on botulism antitoxin, a preparation that neutralizes the toxins produced by botulism bacteria (Clostridium botulinum types A, B and E). It can therefore be used in a similar way to provide passive immunity to people who have been exposed to botulism in order to...
- Foodborne Botulism from Home-Prepared Fermented Tofu -- California, 2006. Meyers, H.; Inami, G.; Rosenberg, J.; Vugia, D.; Yuan, J.; Mohle-Boetani, J. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/9/2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p96
The article reports on the case of foodborne botulism from home-prepared fermented tofu in California in 2006. The symptoms associated with foodborne botulism in an elderly couple are mentioned. The factors that contributed to the spore germination and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum...
- Clostridium difficile Colitis Associated with Infant Botulism: Near-Fatal Case Analogous to Hirschsprung's Enterocolitis. Schechter, Robert; Peterson, Bradley; McGee, James; Idowu, Olajire; Bradley, John // Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/1/1999, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p367
Presents several cases of Clostridium (C.) difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in children with infant botulism caused by C. botulinum. Timing of illness for a case of fulminant CDAD associated with infant botulism; Lines of evidence for a causal role of C. difficile; Explanation proposed for...
- Botulism. // Encyclopedic Reference of Molecular Pharmacology;2004, p197
A definition of the term "botulism" is presented. It refers to a disease caused by ingestion of foods contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. It is characterized by generalized muscular weakness, which affects the eye and throat muscle and later extends to all skeletal muscles which causes...