Latest Botulism Stories
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Two Canadian agencies have issued a food safety warning for home canning and bottling of seafood.
US regulators warned consumers and doctors on Thursday about potentially deadly complications that can arise from off-label use of Allergan Incâ€™s Botox and similar drugs.
A preclinical study found a new nasal spray vaccine to provide complete protection against a major botulism toxin, according to a study published today in the Nature journal Gene Therapy.
Findings may explain faster action with implications for toxicity and therapeutic use.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning about the sale or consumption of certain imported ungutted, salt-cured alewives fish from Canada. The FDA said the fish -- also called gaspereaux fish -- were imported from Michel & Charles LeBlanc Fisheries Ltd.
Three people living in Georgia developed food-borne botulism that was eventually traced to commercial carrot juice from a single bottle, in September 2006. Afterwards, an additional case in Florida and two in Ontario, Canada surfaced.
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker is warning people not to eat frozen salted croaker distributed by the YS Trading Corp. of New York. Hooker said the uneviscerated fish was sold in Hicksville, N.Y.; Flushing, N.Y.; and New Jersey in un-coded, unlabeled plastic bags.
Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins, known as botulinum neurotoxins types A-G, that cause the flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism. It is the main paralytic agent in botox and is commonly found in soil. It is also an obligate anaerobe, meaning oxygen is poisonous to the cells. Superoxide dismutase helps C. botulinum tolerate traces of oxygen. It was first recognized and isolated in 1895 by Emile van Ermengem. Subsequent outbreaks...
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