Accession Number:

AD0678112

Title:

CLINICAL-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTIC OF AN OUTBREAK OF BOTULISM, CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF CANNED FLOUNDER FOR FOOD (KLINKO-EPIDEMIOLOGICHESKAYA KHARAKTERISTIKA VSPYSHKI BOTULIZMA, SVYAZANNOI S UPOTREBLENIEN V PISHCHU KONSERVIROVANNOI KAMBALY)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS FORT DETRICK MD BIOLOGICAL LABS

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

In December, 1959, an outbreak of botulism, connected with the use for food of the local canned flounder, was observed for the first time on the eastern shore of USSR Soviet Gavan city. In the organs of two dead boys and in the lavage water from the intestines of a sick girl, botulin toxin of type A was detected. In order to discover the botulin toxin, the examination of brain tissues, of vomitory masses and the lavage waters of intestines in intravenous administration in the experiments of neutralization on white mice is the most effective.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE