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Botulism?

What are the chances of two brothers having botulism one year apart? Has anyone ever experienced this?

 
vroberts3677

Asked by vroberts3677 at 4:12 PM on Dec. 15, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I believe honey also has botulism in it -- which is why its a food not recommended under age 2. I remember reading that some parents put honey in/on pacifiers and it can lead to making a child sick. (It's especially popular around the southern Texas)


    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infant-botulism/HQ00854  Mayo clinic on Infant Botulism


     

    Serafyna

    Answer by Serafyna at 4:46 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • It all comes down to what they have been exposed to. There are three kinds of botulism. Infants, foodborne and wound. Infants is in the babies intestinal tract from ingesting b. spores from things like honey and Karo syrup or any other contaminated with the pores. The spores usually don not affect healthy people over ago 2. Foodborne is from spoiled foods that begin to grow b.toxin, The last is an open wound that becomes infected with c.botulism. You can confirm this info on the CDC or WHO websites.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:20 PM on Dec. 15, 2008