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Nose-spray vaccine against botulism effective in first tests

... to provide complete protection against a major botulism toxin, according to a study published today in the Nature journal Gene Therapy . botulism is caused by a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum ... 145 U.S. cases each year, 65 percent are infant botulism (infants' intestines, unlike adults, are ...

U.S. Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses a Menu for Disaster

... infants can also prevent infection. botulism botulism is a disease caused by the bacterium Clostridium ... very dangerous," said Andrews-Polymenis. Often, botulism is found in home-canned foods with low acid ...

Health Department Warns Consumers of Home-Canned Soup Linked to Potter County Restaurant

... should not open the jars due to the risk of botulism contamination, Health Secretary Dr. Calvin ... submitted to the state for testing. Foodborne botulism is a rare but very serious paralytic illness ... kitchens. In individuals, symptoms of botulism can include nausea, vomiting, and intestinal ...

FDA Warns of Children's Deaths Linked to Botox

... toxin to areas away from the site of injection, and mimic symptoms of botulism poisoning, which can include difficulty swallowing, weakness and breathing ... However, they are urging doctors and their patients to watch for signs of botulism poisoning. The agency said it is reviewing the safety data from ...

New Survey Reveals High Expectations for Popular Aesthetic Injections

... muscle activity in adult patients. Botulinum toxin effects may spread beyond the site of local injection to produce systemic symptoms of botulism such as swallowing and breathing difficulties that can occur within hours to weeks of injection. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in ...

Trust for America's Health Applauds President Obama's Call for a Complete Review of the U.S. Food Safety System

... science staff and 600 inspectors; Gaps in current inspection practices mean acts of agroterrorism -- such as contamination of wheat gluten or botulism -- could go undetected until they are widespread; While 15 federal agencies are involved in food safety, the efforts are fragmented and no ...

Scientists reveal structure of new botulism nerve toxin subtype

... into the cell," Swaminathan said. Though he emphasizes that further confirming research is essential, this could be a plausible explanation for why botulism caused by subtype E sets in faster than that caused by other subtypes. This finding may help scientists develop faster-acting vaccines and ...

Report Finds Food Safety System in Crisis

... staff and 600 inspectors; -- Gaps in current inspection practices mean acts of agroterrorism -- such as contamination of wheat gluten or botulism -- could go undetected until they are widespread; -- While 15 federal agencies are involved in food safety, the efforts are fragmented ...

U.S. Food Safety: A Grocery List of Tainted Products

... of potential E. coli contamination. Castleberry Food Co. recalled more than 90 products, including children's snack foods, because of potential botulism contamination. Kraft's recalled 24,000 cases of white chocolate baking squares because of potential salmonella contamination. Oscar Mayer ...

Drug Safety, Tainted Food Among Year's Top Health Stories

... following massive, nationwide food recalls. These included beef patties contaminated with E. coli bacteria; salmonella-tainted peanut butter; botulism found in canned green beans, chili sauce and corned beef hash; Shigella -laced baby carrots; Listeria in chicken breasts -- and the list went on. ...

Chilly Sauce Linked to Botulism, Forcing Recall in US

... US without a Chinese link. Following reports of botulism outbreak, hot dog chilly sauce manufactured in a ... in USA. This is the first outbreak of botulism from commercially canned foods in nearly four ... and an Indiana couple were hospitalized with botulism in late June and earlier this month. ...

Highly-Concentrated Botulinum Preparation Can Result in Severe Illness

... An examination of 4 cases of botulism following cosmetic injections to the face ... for cosmetic and therapeutic use, no cases of botulism with detectable serum toxin have previously been ... injections. On November 27, 2004, four suspected botulism case-patients with a link to cosmetic botulinum ...

Resurgence Of Botulism

... meals could lead to the resurgence of botulism as a major food poisoning hazard. Advances in freezing have made botulism a rare problem in modern society. But according ... cause outbreaks of botulism. While most U.S. botulism cases involve mistakes in home canning or smoking ...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

... The botulism bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, produces the world's most lethal toxin. ... a living animal, via contaminated food or open wounds, leading to infant botulism or wound botulism, both of which are serious human infections. The host ...

Heroin Injection may Lead to Wound Botulism

... muscle weakness. The diagnosis turned out to be wound botulism. Wound botulism is a potentially fatal illness that occurs when spores of the bacterium ... George's Hospital, University of London), says that the incidence of wound botulism following heroin injection into skin or muscle has risen dramatically in ...

Botox Has Cramp Healing Properties

... Neurosurgery and Psychiatry published a study which proved that Botox- the botulism toxin //which is normally used for treating wrinkled skin could ease ... cramp were randomly assigned to a course of injections containing either botulism toxin (Botox) or a dummy substitute in two doses, usually into two ...

Lethal dose of cosmetic injections paralyzed recipients

... face with an cosmetic product that was unlicensed. The injection contained botulism toxin A, which was 40 times greater than the lethal dose for humans, ... severe as well as long-lasting . The patients were administered botulism toxin A that was meant for research purposes only.The doctor who ...

Still Another Case of Carrot juice-linked botulism in Canada

... The third case of carrot juice-linked botulism has been reported in Canada following two cases of paralysis when the two ... products were advised to discard them. Nerves are usually affected by botulism and symptoms such as trouble swallowing, blurred vision, paralysis and ...

Botulism Toxin in Carrot Juice Paralyses Two Canadians

... caused paralysis in 2 Canadians// due to the contamination caused by the botulism toxin. Despite the recall of the product by Bolthouse Farms, nearly ... of Nov. 11 has been recalled from the market following its link to the botulism toxin. The media has issued a warning to all consumers to stay away ...

Botulism cases trigger warning to keep carrot juice chilled

... Drug Administration// (FDA). This warning was prompted by the incidence of botulism in Georgia that was believed to occur due to the consumption of product ... for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Dr. Robert Brackett, "Because botulism is such a potentially serious illness, we want to remind consumers that it ...

Bamboo Shoots Causes Botulism Outbreak

... Health (MOPH) that 152 people had signs and symptoms consistent with botulism as on March 20th. About a 100 people are hospitalized an almost 40 of them ... the largest such incident, and might even be the worst incidence of botulism in the world. The Thai ministry of Public Health (MOPH), along with WHO ...

Thailand To Procure Botulism Antitoxin Internationally

... BANGKOK - Thailand has received emergency shipments of botulism antitoxin from Canada, England and the United States after an outbreak of ... more than 100 villagers in Thailand's northern Nan province contacted botulism after they consumed contaminated bamboo shoots prepared in a traditional ...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

... by 3 or 4 digits. All sizes of cans, glass jars and pouches of Cerignola, Nocerella and Castelvetrano type olives are affected. Symptoms of botulism include general weakness, dizziness, double vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, ...

Salmonella Poisoning Suspected In Peanut Butter

... fruits and vegetables are also said to be added in this list now. FDA reports that a few jars of Earth's Best Baby Food have been infected with a botulism bug. Last year there was an outbreak of E.coli in bagged spinach and lettuce in Taco Bell restaurants. The attorney of the people who have been ...

Two Brands of Pesto Recalled in Quebec, Ontario

... codes and expiry dates of the products. One of the two types, Blue Cheese pesto may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, which may cause botulism resulting in respiratory failure, paralysis or death. The Sundried Tomatoes pesto contains sulphites which are not declared on the label. People ...

Over 100 Persons Taken Ill After Feasting At A Marriage Dinner

... had fallen ill after eating at a marriage feast. While many of those admitted to hospital are gastroenteritis patients, the possibility of botulism infection - a rare but serious digestive disorder - afflicting them cannot be ruled out, Ratlam district chief medical officer K.C. Pathak said. ...

Botulism Scare in Thailand Shakes US

... In Thailand’s Northern Province of Nan Clostridium botulism disease outbreak has created a lot of confusion among the U.S. disease investigators//. US weapon specialists are put on full alert. This is ...

Doctors May Not Be Ready To Tackle Bio-terrorism

... Archives of Internal Medicine said that doctors might not be ready to deal with the threat of bio-terrorism that may be caused by smallpox, anthrax, botulism and plague//. More than one-half of 631 physicians tested were unable to correctly diagnose diseases caused by agents most likely to be used by ...
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