Botulism is an uncommon and conceivably lethal sickness brought on by a poison created by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The illness starts with shortcoming, inconvenience seeing, feeling tired, and inconvenience talking. This may then be trailed by shortcoming of the arms, mid-section muscles, and legs. The ailment does not as a rule influence cognizance or cause a fever.Botulism can happen in a couple of distinctive ways. The bacterial spores that cause it are basic in both soil and water.
The muscle shortcoming of botulism distinctively begins in the muscles supplied by the cranial nerves. A gathering of twelve nerves controls eye developments, the facial muscles and the muscles controlling biting and gulping. Twofold vision, hanging of both eyelids, loss of outward appearance and gulping issues might along these lines happen.
On 12 November 2014, two cases of botulism were notified to the regional health agency (ARS) in France. The cases were two women in the same family. They were hospitalised in intensive care where they received respiratory assistance and could therefore not be interviewed. Epidemiological and microbiological investigations were conducted by the regional office of the French Institute of Public Health Surveillance (InVS) and the national reference centre (NRC) for botulism in order to confirm the outbreak and to determine the source of exposure.