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Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Restaurant-Associated Botulism -- Vancouver, British Columbia

One proven and 20 suspect cases of botulism in Canada and the western United States have been associated with eating at the White Spot Restaurant on Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver between August 27 and September 11, 1985. The patients have experienced onset of symptoms up to 10 days following exposure. Physicians should be aware of the outbreak and are requested to report suspect cases to local and state public health authorities. Reported by Health Protection Br, Dept of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa, Canada; Emergency and Epidemiological Operations Br, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Enteric Diseases Br, Div of Bacterial Diseases, Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC.

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