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How can not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

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Dr. David Vandersteen answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

Infant botulism results from the ingestion of the c. Botulinum spores in the honey, and subsequent colonization of the small intestine. As the spores "hatch" the botulism bacteria grow and subsequently produce the toxin that causes botulism.

Answered Oct 1, 2015



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