Botulism Food Poisoning

Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin produced by the germ Clostridium botulinum. This toxin is extremely dangerous and can affect your nerves, cause paralysis, and even lead to death. Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulinum toxin. The most frequent source of botulism is home-canned foods that have been prepared in an unsafe manner.

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