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How can I prevent botulism? What are symptoms?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: Botulism

It is a serious kind of food poisoning causing weakness and paralysis.
Sx include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and paralysis of descending type.Most common source are unheated can goods.

In brief: Botulism

It is a serious kind of food poisoning causing weakness and paralysis.
Sx include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and paralysis of descending type.Most common source are unheated can goods.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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