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November 15, 2007: Virginia Death May Be Linked To Botulism

The death of a Roanoke, Virginia, physician may have been related to foodborne botulism. If confirmed, this would be the first death due to botulism poisoning in Virginia since 2002. A second family member has also been hospitalized.

Prior to this news, the Virginia Department of Health announced that it was investigating two suspected cases of botulism poisoning in the Alleghany-Roanoke City Health District, most likely related to home-canned food.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are on average 110 cases of botulism reported in the United States each year. Of these cases, about 25% are foodborne botulism poisoning, and most are caused by eating contaminated home-canned foods.

To learn more about botulism, please see Botulism Food Poisoning and Symptoms of Botulism. You may also visit our website for more information.

This blog,, is sponsored by the Law Firm of Eric Weinberg. Our firm currently represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks throughout the country. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a food poisoning outbreak, and you have a question regarding your legal rights, please call us toll free at at 1-877-934-6274, or see Free Case Evaluation. To learn more about our law firm please see Botulism Lawyer or Food Poisoning Lawyer.

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