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  • Botulism

    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.

  • Botulism

    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.

  • Botulism

    An increased number of suspected cases of wound botulism have been observed in Switzerland. Five cases have been reported since September 1998, all of them male injecting drug users. All cases occurred in the north east of Switzerland. None of the cases has been microbiologically confirmed, but the specimens submitted for examination were all grossly inadequate. The degree of clinical suspicion was high in all cases, who needed up to three weeks of assisted ventilation. So far, no common source of the heroin used by the cases has been ascertained. Only one case of wound botulism had been reported in Switzerland previously, in 1997. This case was confirmed by isolation of Clostridium botulinum (which produced toxin A) from a wound in an injecting drug user.

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