Two simultaneous botulism outbreaks in Barcelona: Clostridium baratii and Clostridium botulinum

S. Lafuente, J. Nolla, S. Valdezate, C. Tortajada, H. Vargas-Leguas, I. Parron, J. A. Sáez-Nieto, S. Portaña, G. Carrasco, E. Moguel, S. Sabate, R. Argelich, J. A. Caylà

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Abstract

Botulism is a severe neuroparalytic disorder that can be potentially life-threatening. In Barcelona, Spain, no outbreaks had been reported in the past 25 years. However, in September 2011, two outbreaks occurred involving two different families. A rare case of Clostridium baratii which produced a neurotoxin F outbreak was detected in five family members who had shared lunch, and several days before that another family was affected by C. botulinum toxin A which was probably present in homemade pâté.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1993-1995
Number of pages3
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume141
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Clostridium botulinum
Botulism
Clostridium
Disease Outbreaks
Lunch
Type A Botulinum Toxins
Neurotoxins
Spain

Keywords

  • Botulism neurotoxin
  • Clostridium baratii
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • foodborne outbreak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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Lafuente, S., Nolla, J., Valdezate, S., Tortajada, C., Vargas-Leguas, H., Parron, I., ... Caylà, J. A. (2013). Two simultaneous botulism outbreaks in Barcelona: Clostridium baratii and Clostridium botulinum. Epidemiology and Infection, 141(9), 1993-1995. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268812002592

Two simultaneous botulism outbreaks in Barcelona : Clostridium baratii and Clostridium botulinum. / Lafuente, S.; Nolla, J.; Valdezate, S.; Tortajada, C.; Vargas-Leguas, H.; Parron, I.; Sáez-Nieto, J. A.; Portaña, S.; Carrasco, G.; Moguel, E.; Sabate, S.; Argelich, R.; Caylà, J. A.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 141, No. 9, 09.2013, p. 1993-1995.

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Lafuente, S, Nolla, J, Valdezate, S, Tortajada, C, Vargas-Leguas, H, Parron, I, Sáez-Nieto, JA, Portaña, S, Carrasco, G, Moguel, E, Sabate, S, Argelich, R & Caylà, JA 2013, 'Two simultaneous botulism outbreaks in Barcelona: Clostridium baratii and Clostridium botulinum', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 141, no. 9, pp. 1993-1995. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268812002592
Lafuente S, Nolla J, Valdezate S, Tortajada C, Vargas-Leguas H, Parron I et al. Two simultaneous botulism outbreaks in Barcelona: Clostridium baratii and Clostridium botulinum. Epidemiology and Infection. 2013 Sep;141(9):1993-1995. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268812002592
Lafuente, S. ; Nolla, J. ; Valdezate, S. ; Tortajada, C. ; Vargas-Leguas, H. ; Parron, I. ; Sáez-Nieto, J. A. ; Portaña, S. ; Carrasco, G. ; Moguel, E. ; Sabate, S. ; Argelich, R. ; Caylà, J. A. / Two simultaneous botulism outbreaks in Barcelona : Clostridium baratii and Clostridium botulinum. In: Epidemiology and Infection. 2013 ; Vol. 141, No. 9. pp. 1993-1995.
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