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  • Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal condition that causes progressive weakness. 
  • It is caused by toxins made by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
  • The bacterium is found in soil, sediments, raw foods (including seafoods) and honey.
  • Foods that are not properly cooked, preserved or canned can be the vehicles for human botulism.
  • Treatment options include purging techniques, antitoxin medication and supportive care.

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Reviewed on: 01-03-2017