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2012 Botulism in a prison in Pinal County, Arizona

In August 2012 Arizona Department of Health Services, Pinal County Health Services and the CDC investigated 4 cases of botulism in prison inmates incarcerated at prison "A". All four inmates were hospitalized. The suspected vehicle was "pruno" a fermented beverage made with fruit and water. In this particular outbreak the pruno was made with potatoes.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Arizona
  • Organism(s):
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Pruno
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Prison
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 4
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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