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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).
76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness

76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness