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Botulism, Second Edition

Botulism is a disease caused by a deadly toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The bacterium can thrive in food that has been improperly prepared or stored and can also enter the bo… (See Below for Full Description)
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Botulism is a disease caused by a deadly toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The bacterium can thrive in food that has been improperly prepared or stored and can also enter the body through a tear in the skin. Botulism toxin causes paralysis and breathing difficulties and can be fatal if not treated quickly. Because of its potent toxicity, botulin toxin is considered a potential weapon for biological terrorism. It is also the basis for Botox®, a cosmetic drug. This revised edition of Botulism contains up-to-date information on this disease, exploring its history, causes, statistics, and recent diagnostic and treatment breakthroughs. It also includes accounts of numerous recent outbreaks, which have occurred annually for the past several years in the United States.

Chapters include:

  • Historical Perspective
  • Causes of Botulism
  • Transmission of Botulism
  • Diagnosis of Botulism
  • Botulism and the Nervous System
  • Treating Botulism
  • Preventing Botulism
  • Concerns for the Future: Botulism and Bioterrorism
  • Hopes for the Future.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-235-9
ISBN-10 1604132353
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3214-3
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
Author Donald Emmeluth, Ed.D.
Publication Date 6/1/2010
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. References. Endnotes. Glossary. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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