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Volume 29, Number 2—February 2023

Infant Botulism, Israel, 2007–2021

Bar Goldberg, Dana Danino, Yoel Levinsky, Itzhak Levy, Rachel Straussberg, Halima Dabaja-Younis, Alex Guri, Yotam Almagor, Diana Tasher, Daniel Elad, Zina Baider, Shlomo Blum, and Oded ScheuermanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Schneider Children’s Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel (B. Goldberg, Y. Levinsky, I. Levy, R. Straussberg, O. Scheuerman); Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (B. Goldberg, I. Levy, R. Straussberg, D. Tasher, O. Scheuerman); Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel (D. Danino); Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva (D. Danino); Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel (H. Dabaja-Younis); The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel (H. Dabaja-Younis); Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel (A. Guri); Hadassah Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (A. Guri); Meuhedet Healthcare, Jerusalem, Israel (Y. Almagor); Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel (D. Tasher); National Reference Laboratory for Botulism, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet Dagan, Israel (D. Elad, Z. Baider, S. Blum)

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of infant botulism patients, Israel, 2007–2021

Patient no. Age, mo/sex Ethnicity Term or preterm Birthweight, kg No. siblings Region Location type Form of housing
1 2.5/F Bedouin Term 3.1 3 Negev (South) Rural Temporary shed
2 4/M Jewish Term 3.1 3 Negev (South) Urban Apartment building
3 6/M Jewish Term 3.3 1 Center Urban Apartment building
4 8/F Jewish Late preterm 1.9 1 Center Rural Private house
5 7/M Jewish Term 3.2 1 Center Urban Private house
6 8/M Jewish Term 2.9 0 Galil (North) Urban Apartment building
7 5/F Jewish Term 2.8 1 Center Urban Apartment building
8 7/M Jewish Term 3.6 4 Center Urban Apartment building

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