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Reported Botulism Cases and Incidence Ratesa in Texas, 2009-2020

Botulism, infant* Botulism, wound  Botulism, foodborne Botulism, other or unknown
Year Case Count IR Case Count IR Case Count IR Case Count IR
2020  10  2.3  0.0  0.0  0
2019  11  2.6  0.0  5 0.0  0
2018  11  2.5  0.0 0.0  0.0 
2017 8 1.9 0 0.0  0 0.0  0 0.0
2016 7 1.7 1 0.0  0.0  0.0 
2015  7 1.7  0.0  0.0  0.0 
2014  1.7  1 0.0  0.0  0.0
2013  7 1.7  2 0.0 0.0  0.0
2012  1 0.2  1 0.0  0.0 0.0
2011  1.0  1 0.0  0.0 0.0
2010  8 2.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
2009 1.0  0.0  0.0 0.0
IR= incidence rate per 100,000 
Wound Botulism Case Count and Incidence Ratesa in Texas by Age Groupb, 2020
Age Group (Years) Case Count Incidence Rate
<1 N/A N/A
1-4 0.0
5-9 0.0
10-14 0.0
15-19 0 0.0
20-29 1 0.0
30-39 0.1
40-49 2 0.1
50-59 1 0.0
60+ 1 0.0
Total 0 0.0
aIncidence rates (IR) are calculated per 100,000 population. Population data are projected population from Texas Demographic Center's Texas Population Projections Program, updated March 2022.
bAge is calculated from date of birth to date of patient symptom onset. Other event dates are used when the symptom onset date is unknown.
Note: Per Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit Data Suppression policy, beginning with data published after September 2021, conditions with statewide case counts of 1-4 are not provided (-).
Note: Per Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit Data Suppression policy, beginning with data published after June 2021, rates are not provided (-) when the Relative Standard Error exceeds 25% (n<16).
Data Source: Texas NEDSS Finalized Data File, 2020, Texas Notifiable Conditions.
Infant Botulism Case Count and Incidence Ratesa for the Most Populous Texas Counties, 2020
County Case Count Incidence Rate
Bexar 3.2
Brazoria 0 0.0 
Cameron 0.0 
Collin 0.0 
Dallas 0 0.0 
Denton 0 0.0
El Paso 2 6.7
Fort Bend 0 0.0
Harris 1 0.6
Hidalgo 2 6.9 
Montgomery 0 0.0
Nueces 0 0.0
Tarrant 0 0.0
Travis 0 0.0
Williamson 0.0
Statewide Totals 10 2.3
aIncidence rates (IR) are calculated per 100,000 population. Population data are projected population from Texas Demographic Center's Texas Population Projections Program, updated March 2022.
Note: Per Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit Data Suppression policy, beginning with data published after September 2021, conditions with statewide case counts of 1-4 are not provided (-).
Note: Per Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit Data Suppression policy, beginning with data published after June 2021, rates are not provided (-) when the Relative Standard Error exceeds 25% (n<16).
Data Source: Texas NEDSS Finalized Data File, 2020, Texas Notifiable Conditions.
Last updated August 26, 2022