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botulism

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  • Food poisoning

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  • Botulism (Latin, botulus, "sausage") also known as botulinus intoxication is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum under anaerobic conditions. Botulism can be prevented by killing the spores by cooking at 121 °C. — “Botulism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • One common symptom is a certain rigidity to the arms - botulism patients have often been compared to dinosaurs such as the mighty Under the prevention section it says "Because the botulism toxin is destroyed by high temperatures, home-canned foods are best. — “Talk:Botulism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • It is the ingestion of preformed toxin that causes botulism, not the ingestion of the spores or the vegetative bacteria. Tests to detect botulism include a brain scan, nerve conduction test, and a tensilon test for myasthenia gravis in order to differentiate botulism from other diseases. — “Botulinum toxin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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