An outbreak of foodborne botulism in surat thani province, Thailand, 2012.

An outbreak of foodborne botulism in surat thani province, Thailand, 2012. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2013;66(4):353-4 Authors: Wangroongsarb P, Jittaprasartsin C, Suthivarakom K, Kamthalang T, Yeesoonsang S, Sangkitporn S PMID: 23883854 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research

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a H Abstract Clostridium botulinum is a significant food safety concern due to its ability to produce highly potent neurotoxin and resistant endospores. Vegetarian sausages have become a popular source of plant protein and alternative for meat products. While vegetarian sausages have not been linked to botulism, numerous outbreaks due to preserved vegetables suggest a frequent occurrence of C. botulinum spores in the raw material. The product formulation of vegetarian sausages involves limited NaCl and preservatives, and shelf-lives may be several months. The safety of vegetarian sausages thus relies mainly on hea...
Source: Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Microbiol Source Type: research
ke CR Abstract In 2008, 270 wild birds from aquatic environments were found dead or debilitated on the banks of smaller lakes that had been formed due to the decrease in the level of the holding lake of the Sobradinho Dam located on the São Francisco River in the Caatinga of Bahia, Brazil. The outbreak occurred months after the dam's partial drainage, with the formation of puddles that accumulated decomposing organic material. Amongst the 270 individuals examined and/or found dead, the majority (50%) of the birds found belonged to the Anatidae family. The debilitated birds presented neurological clinical si...
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Clostridium botulinum is a gram positive, spore-forming anaerobic bacterium that produces botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT). Closing their genomes provides information about their neurotoxin cluster arrangement(s) and location (e.g. chromosome or plasmid) which cannot be assessed using draft genomes. Therefore, we tested the use of long-read sequencing (Nanopore sequencing) in combination with short-read sequencing to close two toxin-producing strains. These genomes could be used by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response staff during botulism outbreaks. The genomes of two toxin-producing Clostridium botulinum stra...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Food-borne botulism, a potentially lethal neuroparalytic disease, is also a health challenge with a variable prevalence rate in Iran. This work presents the results of a 5-year surveillance of botulism in Iran, with the distribution of the cases by regions and by vehicle of transmission. This descriptive-retrospective study was done on food-borne botulism poisoning cases reported to the Iran's Ministry of Health during 2011–2015. Data was collected by interview, examination and questionnaires. All the relevant and confirmed botulism outbreaks that occurred in the period under consideration are described. During these...
Source: Reviews in Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: BACTERIOLOGY Source Type: research
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The objective was to assess Pb exposure in waterfowl, fourteen years after the implementation of the Real Decreto 581/2001, which banned the use of Pb ammunition for hunting activities in internationally relevant wetlands. For this purpose, this study measured the actual ingestion of lead pellets in Common shelduck from La Albufera de Valencia and provide data on Pb residue concentrations in different tissues of this species breeding in this NP. The Pb distribution pattern in tissues was bone > kidney > liver > brain > muscle, with Pb concentrations of 778.96 ± 998.64, 122.40 &plusm...
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The objective was to assess Pb exposure in waterfowl, fourteen years after the implementation of the Real Decreto 581/2001, which banned the use of Pb ammunition for hunting activities in internationally relevant wetlands. For this purpose, this study measured the actual ingestion of lead pellets in Common shelduck from La Albufera de Valencia and provide data on Pb residue concentrations in different tissues of this species breeding in this NP. The Pb distribution pattern in tissues was bone > kidney > liver > brain > muscle, with Pb concentrations of 778.96 ± 998.64, 122.40 &plusm...
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology : RTP - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Regul Toxicol Pharmacol Source Type: research
This outbreak underscores the importance of educating home canners on safe home-canning practices to prevent botulism.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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