All the imformation you need on botulism


  • Eating improperly prepared can food usily causes botulism
  • Clostridium botulinum is a backteria that causes botulism
  • Botulism is a backterial disease


  • eating foods with botulism is fatal
  • eating improperly prepared caned foods usily causes botulism
  • grows in places with no free-oxygen gas
  • common in the soil
  • may cling toraw vegetables or other fresh foods
  • after can is sealed the Botulism bacteria multiply
  • toxins cause salivary glands to crease functioning
  • used for Botox
  • babies under the age of 12 months old can botulism
  • botulism spores in honey
  • spores can rarely get it your wounds or/and


  • so cases go undiagnosed because symptoms are mild
  • there typically are fewer than30 reported cases of botulism a year in the United States
  • people may become sick at once


  • treatment should begin as soon as possible
  • the emergency medical service should be called immediately
  • do/use CPR
  • Showing symptoms or not, if they have eaten the contaminated food or not, they should be given emergency care
  • doctors induce vomiting to clear out food in the stomach


  • good food-preperation and hygiene rules should be followed when preparing, storing, and pre-serving food
  • food in cans that is swollen or dented should never be eaten
  • many foods are packaged in cans with special pop tops
  • if the pop top is up the food is contaminated
  • vaccines

effectiveness of treatment

  • effective againgst toxins A, B, and E

Trade-offs of treatment

  • if surgery is done, there will be risks

why this is effective

  • provides protection against botulism for approximately 4 months

Noticeable symptoms

  • symptoms usily appear within 36 hours
  • Abdominal pains
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • slurred speech
  • weakness
  • constipation
  • difficulty breathing


  • based on respatory problems, a physician


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