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

wikipedia - 24 Jun 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.

Botulism: Beluga whale confirmed as source in Nunavik

Outbreak News Today - 26 Jul 2017
The beluga meat that was sent to Ottawa for testing and came back positive for Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism. The health centre in Inukjuak reported treating other patients with symptoms of botulism, although it remains ...

Public health confirms source of botulism linked to Nunavik death

Nunatsiaq News - 26 Jul 2017
Nunavik health officials have confirmed that beluga meat consumed in Inukjuak earlier this month was infected with the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulism is believed to have killed an Inukjuak woman in her fifties on July 8 and infected the woman ...

Wound botulism confirmed in Doña Ana County man

Outbreak News Today - 19 Jul 2017
The New Mexico Department of Health ( NMDOH ) is investigating a confirmed case of wound botulism in a 48-year-old man from Doña Ana County. The patient is an injection drug user and the suspected source of infection is either a soiled skin injection ...

Two Months Later, Woman Struggles With Botulism Recovery

CBS Sacramento - 01 Jul 2017
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It's been two months since a botulism outbreak in Walnut Grove. One man died, and several others are still recovering after eating nacho cheese sauce from a local gas station. “I feel like it's been a long two months,” said Lavinia ...

MacSween recalls haggis products over 'botulism fears'

The Scotsman - 15 Jul 2017
“Clostridium botulinum may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism and our advice to consumers is to not eat the product and return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.” A Macsween spokesman said: “The quality and ...

Large-scale US botulism outbreak could be disastrous, expert says

Homeland Preparedness News - 12 Jul 2017
Botulinum toxin, produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria, is the most potent biological toxin known to exist on Earth. The toxin causes botulism, a severe muscle-paralyzing, potentially fatal disease, characteristics that increase its likelihood as ...

CDC Report: Botulism Becoming More Prevalent

Unsafe Foods (blog) - 28 Jun 2017
Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning, has been in the news frequently as of late. This rare form of foodborne illness is very dangerous, and when outbreaks do occur, they are almost always serious. Most recently, there was ...

Safely Canning Your Garden Harvest - 26 Jul 2017
She knows that improper canning can put her family at risk for a serious illness called botulism. "Making sure that you don't skip a part of the process is definitely going to be beneficial in making sure that everything is canned, sealed, properly and ...

Weekend Doctor

The Courier - 21 Jul 2017
Food safety is important for all these gatherings and typically focuses on food preparation in the home. It is important to follow food safety instructions in the kitchen, especially when grilling and home canning. Botulism has no smell or taste, so it ...

Ukrainians receive first medicines against botulism since 2014

Reliefweb - 05 Jul 2017
Kyiv, July 4, 2017 – Shipment of the required medicine against botulism was delivered to Ukraine today. First 25 schemes to form the essential stock of the antitoxin produced in Canada were provided by the United Nations Development Program.

Ukraine botulism update: 76 cases this year, anti-toxin received

Outbreak News Today - 07 Jul 2017
Part of the problem in getting the situation under control was the lack of botulism anti-toxin, which the country hasn't had in stock since 2014. The antitoxin is only produced by a few companies worldwide only a few companies and was purchased by the ...

National Botulism Surveillance Summary for 2015

Food Poisoning Bulletin - 06 Jul 2017
Botulism was in the news this year, after an outbreak in California that was tied to cheese sauce sold at Valley Oak Food and Fuel in Walnut Grove, California. That outbreak sickened 9 people and killed one person. All of the patients in that outbreak ...

Don't let summertime outings get ruined by foodborne illnesses

Maryville Daily Times - 17 Jul 2017
Blount Memorial Hospital's infection control manager Ann Henry says one of the most-dangerous foodborne illnesses is botulism. “Botulism is a serious illness that is made when botulism bacteria create toxic spores,” Henry said. “These spores usually ...

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