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What is botulism?

Botulism is a food poisoning normally caused by foods that werecanned or preserved improperly. Clostridium botulinum protects itself by forming bacterial spores. Even when th (MORE)

What are facts about botulism?

Botulism is a disease caused by the bacterium, Clostridium botolinum. This disease is a common type of food poisoning and is caused due to the the protein botulin secreted by (MORE)

What does botulism do?

Symptoms usually appear 8 - 36 hours after consuming contaminated food. There is NO fever with this infection. In adults, symptoms may include: Abdominal cramps Breathing (MORE)

How do you get botulism?

You get botulism from a toxin produced by bacteria Also - it can enter the body through a wound contaminated by the organism and the organism needn't be present if the toxin h (MORE)

Is botulism endemic?

Endemic is a disease of a particular people or a particular region. Botulism is however found all over the world and so cannot perse becalled an endemic disease but can be an (MORE)

Where do you get botulism?

It is acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, esp. improperly canned or marinated foods. The number one way to tell if a can is potentially dangerous is to (MORE)

How people get botulism?

most people can get it by eu ever come eating expired cans of food. This is why it is said to aviod dented or swolen canned goods.

Is botulism curable?

Botulism is a serious disease which is considered a medical  emergency. There are three kinds, and each can be treated and  cured.
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