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Infant botulism food poisoning

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Infant botulism food poisoning: Infant botulism, first recognized in 1976, affects infants under 12 months of age. This type of botulism is caused by the ingestion of C. botulinum spores which colonize and ... more about Infant botulism food poisoning.

Infant botulism food poisoning: Very dangerous food poisoning needing medical attention. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Infant botulism food poisoning is available below.

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Infant botulism, first recognized in 1976, affects infants under 12 months of age. This type of botulism is caused by the ingestion of C. botulinum spores which colonize and produce toxin in the intestinal tract of infants (intestinal toxemia botulism). Of the various potential environmental sources such as soil, cistern water, dust and foods, honey is the one dietary reservoir of C. botulinum spores thus far definitively linked to infant botulism by both laboratory and epidemiologic studies. The number of confirmed infant botulism cases has increased significantly as a result of greater awareness by health officials since its recognition in 1976. It is now internationally recognized, with cases being reported in more countries. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

 

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