Global & Disaster Medicine

3 confimed cases of infant botulism in East Texas and there may be a 4th. Why? Chi lo sa!


‘……”We are certainly curious about where this originated from,” said Russell Hopkins, with Northeast Texas Public Health District.

According to Hopkins, two cases occurred in Troup, one in Mineola, and they are expecting a fourth case to be confirmed in Tyler.

“We’re not really sure what the commonality is, because they are kind of spread out,” Hopkins said. “You do have two cases in one town, which is unusual. But it doesn’t mean they’re related.”…..’

This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of anaerobic, spore-forming, Clostridium sp. organisms.

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