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Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal condition caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
Symptoms of botulism
Botulism is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Dial 999 for an ambulance if you suspect that you or someone you know has botulism.
Causes of botulism
Botulism is caused by Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which can be found in soil, dust and river or sea sediments.
Treating botulism
Treatment for botulism will depend on the type of botulism you have, although in all cases you will need to be admitted to hospital.