A rare poisoning caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
Botulism is poisoning from toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It can be fatal and requires emergency medical care. It can occur in infants, be spread in food, or infect a wound.
Symptoms include difficulty swallowing or speaking, facial weakness, and paralysis.
Treatments are an antitoxin injection and breathing assistance.