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Number of botulism victims

How many botulism victims are there?

10 to 30 botulism cases in the US each year

It is important to know the fact that botulism is not a very common disease.  Keep in mind the fact that botulism is, in humans, a rare and sometimes fatal paralytic illness.  It is imperative to know the fact that foodborne botulism is an intoxication caused by consuming food contaminated with the botulinum toxin.  Statistics show that the number of botulism victims would be in the tens of thousands.  Did you know the fact that there are 10 to 30 botulism cases in the United States of America each year?

This fact is verified on : January 29, 2014.





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