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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

BARBOZA, Morgana Maria de Oliveira; SANTOS, Norival Ferreira dos  and  SOUSA, Oscarina Viana de. Familiar outbreak of botulism at Ceará state, Brazil: case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2011, vol.44, n.3, pp. 400-402. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822011000300030.

Report of a family outbreak of botulism food poisoning involving a death, where gaps in the completion of medical records were identified. The study aimed to describe the pathology and emphasize to health professionals the need to provide adequate information relevant to epidemiological investigation of compulsory notification diseases.

Keywords : Botulism food; Family outbreak; Epidemiological surveillance.

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