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The Kharkiv Regional Laboratory Center has registered the second case of botulism this year.

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According to the center, the individual is a resident of Kharkiv (Kharkov). He ate dried fish (blue bream, carp family). The man bought the fish the day before at one of the retail outlets.

A day later, he developed weakness, a severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and impaired vision. In serious condition, the patient was hospitalized in the second city clinical hospital. He was injected with anti-botulinum serum. 

Information was sent to the Main Directorate of the State Food and Consumer Service of the Kharkiv Region  about the need to conduct an audit of compliance with sanitary legislation by the trade object where the fish was purchased.

The first case of botulism in the region was registered in July this year.

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