Cases of botulism in Brest oblast, Republic of Belarus

  Published: 22.04.14 Updated: 22.04.2014 12:00:55
As of 14 April 2014 the Centre for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health in Brest oblast, Belarus, reported 5 cases of botulism this year in the city of Brest and districts of Ivanava and Pinsk. Four patients are still undergoing treatment.
The cases are between 46 and 67 years of age. All have eaten home-made canned mushrooms harvested in 2013, and meat pate. In 2013 there were no cases of botulism reported.