Botulism in Argentina

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Jeanette Stehr-Green
Date published
Apr, 2002
Last updated
22 Jan 2020


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


  • 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