botulism

Should I be worried about botulism?

Botulism is a serious condition brought about by the botulinum toxin which causes paralysis. Generally, the paralysis starts in the face and later spread to the extremities. Once the breathing muscles are affected, respiratory failure can occur. The toxin is released by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. What are the indications? The usual signs are based …

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What is botulism?

Botulism is a rare but dangerous condition brought about by toxins released by¬†Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This toxin is considered as one of the most potent and attack the nervous system and result to paralysis. Many individuals can fully recover with proper treatment, but the paralysis can reach the muscles responsible for breathing if not promptly …

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