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Botulism

  • By: Amit Chandra
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Botulism is a bacterial infection that affects the nervous system. There are between 70 and 100 cases of botulism per year in the United States. The toxin formed by the bacteria is fatal at very low doses, and can therefore be ...

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