Botulism, foodborne

  • Food poisoning caused by a bacterial infection that may affect the entire body
  • Symptoms may include double vision, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, difficulty
  • swallowing and paralysis
  • Caused by a bacterium which produces toxins that cause paralysis
  • Spread by ingesting contaminated food
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in adults
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe and life threatening if left untreated
  • Medical emergency

Due to the nature of this disease, there are no home treatment options. Please contact your doctor.

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