Seven suspected cases of botulism in Algeria

 Seven people, four adults residing in Batna and three children, were evacuated from the wilaya of Khenchela, with symptoms of botulism are under medical supervision at the resuscitation department of the university hospital center (CHU) of Batna.

cachir-a-la-viande-hachee-fait-maison-charcuterie-049.CR2_Some of these patients have consumed cachir and other rotten pie, whose origin has been identified and whose samples were sent to a lab for analysis.

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