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Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium ''Clostridium botulinum''. The toxin enters the body in one of four ways: by colonization of the digestive tract by the bacterium in children (infant botulism) or adults (adult intestinal toxemia), by ingestion of toxin from foodstuffs (foodborne botulism) or by contamination of a wound by the bacterium (wound botulism).
Emergent BioSolutions reports total revenue of $53.9 million for Q1 2014

Emergent BioSolutions reports total revenue of $53.9 million for Q1 2014

Researchers identify polio-like syndrome in cluster of children from California

Researchers identify polio-like syndrome in cluster of children from California

Emergent BioSolutions enters into definitive agreement to acquire Cangene

Emergent BioSolutions enters into definitive agreement to acquire Cangene

Scientists decode key molecular gateway for toxin that causes botulism

Scientists decode key molecular gateway for toxin that causes botulism

Botox Cosmetic receives FDA approval for treatment of crow’s feet lines

Botox Cosmetic receives FDA approval for treatment of crow’s feet lines

IFR scientists mine the genome of C. botulinum to reveal new information about toxin genes

IFR scientists mine the genome of C. botulinum to reveal new information about toxin genes

Juice products from Juices Incorporated have potential health risk, FDA warns

Juice products from Juices Incorporated have potential health risk, FDA warns

Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent gets FDA approval for patients showing signs of botulism

Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent gets FDA approval for patients showing signs of botulism

Researchers call for botulism testing in sick and healthy cows

Researchers call for botulism testing in sick and healthy cows

Neogen fourth quarter revenues increase 11.4% to $48,545,000

Neogen fourth quarter revenues increase 11.4% to $48,545,000

Sandia researchers develop SpinDx medical diagnostic tool

Sandia researchers develop SpinDx medical diagnostic tool

Novel strategy for neutralizing unwanted molecules and clearing them from the body

Novel strategy for neutralizing unwanted molecules and clearing them from the body

Risk of botulism at California fish processing company

Risk of botulism at California fish processing company

Anthrax defenses need to be strengthened say experts

Anthrax defenses need to be strengthened say experts

Botulism toxins could be re-engineered for treating RA, asthma, psoriasis

Botulism toxins could be re-engineered for treating RA, asthma, psoriasis

Four companies receive NIAID contracts to develop broad-spectrum therapeutics

Four companies receive NIAID contracts to develop broad-spectrum therapeutics

Anthrax defenses need to be strengthened: Experts

Anthrax defenses need to be strengthened: Experts

Merz launches 'Make Your Mark' campaign to raise awareness on cervical dystonia

Merz launches 'Make Your Mark' campaign to raise awareness on cervical dystonia

Cangene second quarter revenues increase 3% to $40.2 million

Cangene second quarter revenues increase 3% to $40.2 million

Illicit drug users may face increased risk of microbial infections

Illicit drug users may face increased risk of microbial infections