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Diseases » Botulism food poisoning » Contagiousness
 

Is Botulism food poisoning Contagious?

Transmission of Botulism food poisoning

Transmission of Botulism food poisoning to a person can be by way of:

  • food borne pathogens.

Discussion about Contagion of Botulism food poisoning:

Other vehicles of transmission include homemade salsa, baked potatoes cooked in aluminum foil, cheese sauce, garlic in oil, and traditionally prepared salted or fermented fish in Alaska. Wound botulism related to the use of black-tar heroin has increased, especially in California. (Source: excerpt from Botulism: DBMD)

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Botulism food poisoning is possible from one person to another. Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness", "transmission" or "transmissability". Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics or inheriting diseases from parents. For an overview of contagion, see Introduction to Contagion.

 

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