Types of Botulism food poisoning


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Types list: The list of types of Botulism food poisoning mentioned in various sources includes:

Types discussion: Clostridium botulinum is the name of a group of bacteria commonly found in soil. These rod-shaped organisms grow best in low oxygen conditions. The bacteria form spores which allow them to survive in a dormant state until exposed to conditions that can support their growth. There are seven types of botulism toxin designated by the letters A through G; only types A, B, E and F cause illness in humans. 1

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1. excerpt from Botulism General: DBMD

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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