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How does honey cause botulism?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
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In brief: Intestinal growth

Spores of clostridium botulinum bacteria can be found in honey.
When a child less than a year old ingests these spores they may not move them through the GI tract fast enough to prevent them from growing in the tract. When the bacteria begins to grow in the infant's intestinal tract it creates a toxin that leads to botulism.

In brief: Intestinal growth

Spores of clostridium botulinum bacteria can be found in honey.
When a child less than a year old ingests these spores they may not move them through the GI tract fast enough to prevent them from growing in the tract. When the bacteria begins to grow in the infant's intestinal tract it creates a toxin that leads to botulism.
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