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.
PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.