Causes of Botulism food poisoning


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Cause of Botulism food poisoning: Eating contaminated food, even only a very small amount.

Cause of Botulism food poisoning: A potent neurotoxin produced from Clostridium botulinum, an anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium. 1

Foodborne botulism follows ingestion of toxin produced in food by C. botulinum. The most frequent source is home-canned foods, prepared in an unsafe manner.1

Related information for causes of Botulism food poisoning: Further relevant information on causes of Botulism food poisoning may be found in the risk factors for Botulism food poisoning and underlying causes of Botulism food poisoning.

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1. excerpt from Botulism: DBMD

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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