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Resurgence Of Botulism

...ready-to-eat 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 to food scientists, a new generation of ready-to-eat...

Doctors May Not Be Ready To Tackle Bio-terrorism

...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 bio-terrorists. However, test scores improved dramatically for the same physicians after they completed a...

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 because botulism, a rare yet lethal bacterial disease could potentially be used as a biological weapon. Alm...

Thailand To Procure Botulism Antitoxin Internationally

...KOK - Thailand has received emergency shipments of botulism antitoxin from Canada, England and the United Stat...gers in Thailand's northern Nan province contacted botulism after they consumed contaminated bamboo shoots prepared in a traditional manner. Thawat Suntrajarn...

Bamboo Shoots Causes Botulism Outbreak

... 152 people had signs and symptoms consistent with botulism as on March 20th. About a 100 people are hospitali...incident, and might even be the worst incidence of botulism in the world. The Thai ministry of Public Health (MOPH), along with WHO and Disease control and prev...

Over 100 Persons Taken Ill After Feasting At A Marriage Dinner

...l 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. Police have registered a case. Food samples have been taken for tests. --Edited IANS...

Botulism cases trigger warning to keep carrot juice chilled

...DA). This warning was prompted by the incidence of botulism in Georgia that was believed to occur due to the c...d Applied Nutrition, Dr. Robert Brackett, "Because botulism is such a potentially serious illness, we want to remind consumers that it is critical to refrigerat...

Botulism Toxin in Carrot Juice Paralyses Two Canadians

...Canadians// due to the contamination caused by the botulism toxin. Despite the recall of the product by Bolt...recalled from the market following its link to the botulism toxin. The media has issued a warning to all consumers to stay away from the juice and throw away ...

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... to discard them. Nerves are usually affected by botulism and symptoms such as trouble swallowing, blurred vision, paralysis and probably death in some 10 per...

Lethal dose of cosmetic injections paralyzed recipients

...oduct that was unlicensed. The injection contained botulism toxin A, which was 40 times greater than the leth...as long-lasting . The patients were administered botulism toxin A that was meant for research purposes only.The doctor who administered the lethal shots plead...

Highly-Concentrated Botulinum Preparation Can Result in Severe Illness

An examination of 4 cases of botulism following cosmetic injections to the face indicate...tion for cosmetic and therapeutic use, no cases of botulism with detectable serum toxin have previously been attributed to cosmetic or therapeutic botulinum tox...

Botox Has Cramp Healing Properties

...try published a study which proved that Botox- the botulism toxin //which is normally used for treating wrinkl...signed to a course of injections containing either botulism toxin (Botox) or a dummy substitute in two doses, usually into two muscles, over a period of 12 week...

Heroin Injection may Lead to Wound Botulism

... diagnosis turned out to be wound botulism. Wound botulism is a potentially fatal illness that occurs when sp...rsity of London), says that the incidence of wound botulism following heroin injection into skin or muscle has risen dramatically in the UK since 2000. The reas...

Two Brands of Pesto Recalled in Quebec, Ontario

...inated 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 with sensitivities to sulphites — compounds used as preservatives — may have serious or life-threatenin...

Salmonella Poisoning Suspected In Peanut Butter

...f 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 affected by peanut butter feels that their clients need to be compensated adequately. Joan Horbiak, dir...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

...elvetrano 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, abdominal distension and constipation. People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical atten...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

...ontaminated food or open wounds, leading to infant botulism or wound botulism, both of which are serious human infections. The host can be quickly overpowered and, in some cases, killed by the toxin, and C. botulinum has a new food source. "Although in the same group as Clostridium difficile - the Cdiff sup...

Chilly Sauce Linked to Botulism, Forcing Recall in US

...in US without a Chinese link. Following reports of botulism outbreak, hot dog chilly sauce manufactured in a G...withdrawn in USA. This is the first outbreak of botulism from commercially canned foods in nearly four decades. Health officials asked consumers and stores...

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