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Description:This is a close up of contaminated Jalapeño peppers involved in an outbreak of botulism in Pontiac, Michigan, April, 1977.
Ingestion of botulinal toxin results in an illness of variable severity. Common symptoms are diplopia, blurred vision, and bulbar weakness. Symmetric paralysis may progress rapidly.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Chas. Hatheway
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC – Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases – Botulism
A Helping Hand: Keeping Your Family Safe from Botulism
CDC – PHTN - Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigation: Botulism in Argentina Computer-based Epidemiologic Case Study
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