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How can you get botulism?

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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
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In brief: Food & wounds

Botulism is caused by a toxin made by the c.
Botulinum bacteria. In adults, botulism is usually caused by eating contaminated food (improperly prepared canned or fermented foods) or when a wound gets contaminated by the bacteria. Infant botulism can happen in the first year of life--risk factors include eating honey and exposure to contaminated soil.

In brief: Food & wounds

Botulism is caused by a toxin made by the c.
Botulinum bacteria. In adults, botulism is usually caused by eating contaminated food (improperly prepared canned or fermented foods) or when a wound gets contaminated by the bacteria. Infant botulism can happen in the first year of life--risk factors include eating honey and exposure to contaminated soil.
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Raw honey beans

Botulism is caused by a toxin or protein that is produced a bacteria classically found in raw (unpasteurized) honey of untreated can beans.
That same toxin or protein is used in cosmetic or Botox injections.

In brief: Raw honey beans

Botulism is caused by a toxin or protein that is produced a bacteria classically found in raw (unpasteurized) honey of untreated can beans.
That same toxin or protein is used in cosmetic or Botox injections.
Dr. Andrew Gentry
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