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Botulism is a rare and potentially fatal illness caused by a to...

wikipedia - 25 May 2017
Botulism is a rare and potentially fatal illness caused by a toxin, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The disease begins with weakness, trouble seeing, feeling tired, and trouble speaking. This may then be followed by weakness of the arms, chest muscles, and legs. The disease does not usually affect consciousness or cause a fever.

What is botulism, and how does it kill?

CNN - 25 May 2017
Another death from botulism occurred in nearby Napa County earlier in May, according to county public health director Dr. Karen Relucio. "We are suspicious that canned goods might be the source, but we have not yet fully identified the food," she said.

Tainted nacho cheese: Why botulism is so deadly

Fox News - 26 May 2017
The paralyzing protein that causes botulism is also used in medical treatments — it is the basis of the drug Botox , which can relax people's facial wrinkles and immobilize muscles in a small area when injected, Chapman noted. [ 7 Conditions That ...

What is botulism, anyway?

Popular Science - 23 May 2017
People inject botox into their faces for the same reason that botulism kills you: it paralyzes your muscles. When a tiny amount goes into your forehead, it effectively relaxes the muscles causing those pesky wrinkles. But let it spread to the rest of ...

Nacho Cheese From Gas Station Causes Botulism Outbreak

Vital Updates - 26 May 2017
This form of food poisoning, known as botulism, is more serious than most and can render the victim unable to breathe or speak on their own, as is the case with Lavinia Kelly. Botulism can lead to paralysis or even death in rare cases. The bacteria ...

What to know about Botulism

Food Poison Journal - 24 May 2017
Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.[1] Unlike Clostridium perfringens, which requires the ingestion of large numbers of ...

Antioch Man's Death may be Connected to Botulism Outbreak

FOX40 - 20 May 2017
The California Department of Public Health and four local public health departments are investigating the 10 cases of botulism that have linked back to nacho cheese served at the Valley Oak Food and Fuel. Officials say the cheese was removed May 5 and ...

Gehl Foods' nacho cheese tied to botulism cases (Milwaukee) - 23 May 2017
The California Department of Health said it has tested and confirmed that nacho cheese sold at the gas station was the cause of the 10 reported cases of botulism. The cheese was removed on May 5 and the CDPH said there is no continuing risk to the public.

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