Botulism

Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Illness can occur through eating food contaminated with the toxin, infection of an open wound or (particularly in babies) ingestion of spores that form toxins in the intestine. The treatment for botulism is an anti-toxin medication that neutralizes the toxin.

 

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PHO Rounds: Measles outbreaks in Canada: a brief modelling study

This PHO Rounds will describe the results of a brief modelling study that explores the impact of public health interventions such as vaccinations, case and contact management, and their potential impact on measles cases and outbreaks.

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Updated 15 Dec 2023