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How is botulism transmitted?

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Dr. Bhavinkumar Dalal
Critical Care
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In brief: Toxin

Usually from toxin; which is present in tinned food.

In brief: Toxin

Usually from toxin; which is present in tinned food.
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Dr. Martin Raff
This may be the world's most powerful toxin. It has been estimated that 15 gms properly distributed can kill everyone on earth. But it takes an environment devoid of oxygen to allow the organism to survive, and usually one which is also alkaline.
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Orally

Almost always by mouth, eating food which contains the toxin produced by clostridium botulinum, but can also occur after wounds contaminated with this organism, just as can tetanus, due to clostridium tetani.

In brief: Orally

Almost always by mouth, eating food which contains the toxin produced by clostridium botulinum, but can also occur after wounds contaminated with this organism, just as can tetanus, due to clostridium tetani.
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Dr. Martin Raff
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