What is the global distribution of C botulinum strains?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Human botulism is found worldwide. Spores from C botulinum strains that produce type A or B toxins are distributed widely in the soil and have been found throughout the world. Toxin type B is commonly found in Europe. Toxin G was originally isolated in Switzerland.


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