Botulism in Argentina

Based on an investigation of an outbreak of botulism among bus drivers in Buenos Aires in 1998.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe outbreak situations in which acute control measures should be undertaken;
  • Communicate information on an outbreak or outbreak investigation and write a press release;
  • Given the leading hypothesis(es) in an outbreak, develop a questionnaire;
  • Given details on the origin, distribution, and preparation of an implicated food item, identify critical points for the control of contamination and microbial survival and growth;
  • Discuss possible barriers to implementation of specific interventions following an outbreak investigation;
  • Describe measures that can be used to monitor the success of an intervention;
  • Describe the occurrence, signs and symptoms, and control of foodborne botulism.
Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
Argentina
Year: 
2002
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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