Botulism (from Latin botulus, "sausage") is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin, botulin, that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulin is the most potent known toxin, blocking nerve function and leading to respiratory and musculoskeletal paralysis.
Anthrax is an acute disease caused by Bacillus anthracis. It affects both humans and animals and most forms of the disease are highly lethal. There are effective vaccines against anthrax, and some forms of the disease respond well to antibiotic treatment.
Botulism as related to Cutaneous anthrax
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Infant botulism (also referred to as floppy baby syndrome) was first recognized in 1976, and is the most common form of botulism in the United States.
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Read about botulism causes (Clostridium botulinum toxin), symptoms (muscle paralysis, dry mouth, constipation), history, treatment, and types (food-borne, infant, wound).
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Cutaneous anthrax, also known as Hide porter's disease, is the cutaneous (on the skin) manifestation of anthrax infection in humans. It presents as a boil-like skin ...
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Latin for “sausage disease,” Botulism can unquestionably bring out the wurst in people.
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Botulism can be controlled with awareness of the types of botulism, conditions affecting the growth of the toxin-producing spores, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
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Wound Botulism. For general information on Botulism, including FAQs, please see our Botulism page . What is wound botulism? A very serious disease caused by a bacteria.
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Is botulism neurotoxin really considered to be a potential biological weapon? Why are botulism neurotoxins used as cosmetic treatments or treatments for some medical ...
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Botulism What is Botulism and how do people get it? Botulism is a serious illness that causes paralysis or muscle weakness, including weakness in muscles needed for ...