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ADHS is published again

By | November 9th, 2015|Preparedness|

Recently, two manuscripts from the ADHS Office of Infectious Disease Services were published in the Journal of Correctional Health Care. These publications described two outbreaks of botulism at an Arizona correctional facility in a 4-month period. Botulism, usually associated with improperly canned foods, causes flaccid paralysis that can lead to death without treatment or supportive [...]

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Clostridium botulinum in Jail

By | December 10th, 2012|Preparedness|

When most of us think botulism, we remember the old tales about “dented” cans and home canning, but we only get about one case every few years from bad home canning practices.  Last week, 8 inmates from a prison in Pinal County got botulism- our biggest outbreak since 2006. Botulism is a severe illness caused by a toxin [...]

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