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Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Botulism: Its the botulinum toxin thats dangerous. While the bacteria that produce it may be dead..the danger can still be present.
Answered on Jun 19, 2019

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