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How do you prevent botulism?

How do you prevent botulism?

Botulism: Botulism usually occurs when you ingest contaminated canned food. Person to person transmission of botulism does not occur. Make sure that any canned food you eat has not expired. Also, avoid feeding honey to infants (infant botulism). ...Read more

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Dr. Ricardo Maselli
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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

Infant botulism is a potentially life-threatening disease in which the bacteria Clostridium botulinum grows within the baby's gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more


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How can I prevent botulism? What are symptoms?

Depends upon type: Botulism types include food-borne, wound, and infant. To prevent food-borne, the most common type, avoid home canning of foods and store foods properly in the home. It is a rare disease. Early symptoms of botulism are related to the nervous system and include weakness, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, trouble swallowing, and can worsen. If you experience these symptoms, seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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The salts that are added to food to prevent botulism is called what?

The salts that are added to food to prevent botulism is called what?

Nitrites: You might be referring to nitrites, which are added to some canned meats to avoid botulism. Heat and pressure is another part of the preparation process. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs104. ...Read more

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How can not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

How can  not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

Spores: 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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for botulism?

BOTULISM: Tests are: clinical plus lab identification of toxin clostridium botulinum. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of botulism?

What are the symptoms of botulism?

BOTULISM: The sx are:nausea, vomiting , abdominal cramps and lbm precedes neurologic sx of cranial nerves and descending paralysis. Wound botulism has no GI sx. Infant cases has constipation 90 percent, then paralysis. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I have botulism?

Call or visit: poison control center in your area, check the number in the phone directory or on the net, good luck ...Read more

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Help please? How is botulism passed from person to person?

It isn't.: Botulism comes from the soil and water or from contaminated food. It is not spread person to person. ...Read more