May go by Clostridium Botulinum, Botulinum Toxin

A dangerous neurotoxin released when Clostridium spp. grows in the intestines after ingesting contaminated food. Symptoms and side effects include (but are not limited to): abdomen pain, difficulty breathing, dilated pupils, weak eye muscles, nervous system dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, & muscle paralysis

How to spot botulism & keep your family safe

Botulism is bacilli shaped and is gram positive. It is also anaerobic.

Are YOU subject to botulism?

Every year, roughly 140-150 cases of botulism are reported in the US each year. Of these cases, 65% are infants, 20% are wound botulism, and 15% are food borne.

Don't be the victim of a botulism attack!

Botulism attacks when you eat contaminated food. This allows the bacterium clostridium botulinum to grow inside your intestines and produces neurotoxins. These neurotoxins attack your nervous system and cause paralysis. You can avoid this by never taste testing out of date food!

How dangerous is it?

On the damage scale, botulism is a 7. It is treatable, but if it is not treated right away it can be fatal.

Most effective weapons

If you contract botulism, the most effective way to treat it is with an antitoxin injection. You may also need to be put on breathing support.