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Botulism

Introduction: Botulism

Symptoms of Botulism

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Causes of Botulism

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Prognosis for Botulism

Prognosis for Botulism: Death can result from respiratory failure. About 5% die. Recovery takes months. Those who survive may have fatigue and shortness of breath for years. (Source: excerpt from Botulism: DBMD)

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Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are three main kinds of botulism. Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulism toxin. Wound botulism is caused by toxin produced from a wound infected with Clostridium botulinum. Infant botulism is caused by consuming the spores of the botulinum bacteria, which then grow in the intestines and release toxin. All forms of botulism can be fatal and are considered medical emergencies. Foodborne botulism can be especially dangerous because many people can be poisoned by eating a contaminated food. (Source: excerpt from Botulism General: DBMD)

 

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