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Clostridium Botulinum

Botulinum neurotoxin A, (BoNT-A), commonly known as Botox, is a type of neurotoxin that targets the neuromuscular junction (Merchand-Pauvert, V., Aymard, C., Giboin, L., Dominici, F., Rossi, A., & Mazzocchino, R. (2012)). The neurotoxin is produced by an anaerobic bacterium of the Clostridium protein that is very famous and commonly known as it is used for cosmetic purposes such as smoothening wrinkles on our faces, migraines and so on. Botulinum neurotoxin A is so successful...

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Botulism- Case Study

States. About 25% of the cases result from food, while 72% are infant botulism and 3% are wound botulism. Food-borne botulism is usually caused by eating home-canned foods that are contaminated with the toxin botulin. Botulin is produced by Clostridium botulinum, which is the name of a group of bacteria commonly found in soil. The bacteria grow best in low-oxygen conditions. The bacteria form spores that enable them to survive in an inactive state until exposed to conditions that may support their...

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Implied Warranties Case Study

exposure, the overflow of water could have contained toxins from the soil or standing water located on Arnold Kallestad’s ranch, and contaminated the hay sold to Peter and Tonya Rothing. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Clostridium botulinum is found in soil and untreated water throughout the world” which may be where the botulism came from (nlm.nih.gov). As for the compensation for the goods and products lost due to the defective hay sold to the Rothings, Kallestad is held liable...

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Fish Paste Facts

appealing as compared to traditional bagoong. -was an offshoot of a study titled “Preparation of Dried Products from Fish Paste (Bagoong Cubes)” -the product has a longer shelf-life -the technology eliminates the problem of toxin production by Clostridium botulinum due to anaerobic and watercontent of the traditional bagoong. -the absence of anaerobic bacteria makes it a safer food additive. -to identify the best fish species for bagoong cubes -to investigate the optimum fermentation period for bagoong...

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Epidemiology Case Study

relative risk and is most likely to be the cause of the outbreak and basing on the stool culture result, Clostridium botulinum is the strain to most likely cause the outbreak. _ “Foodborne botulism typically has a relatively narrow incubation period (12–72 hours), which may vary from 2 hours to 8 days, depending on the inoculum”._ (James W. Buehler, 2003) In this case study, Clostridium botulinum spores might have been resistant to heat and survived the cooking or were introduced after the cooking...

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A Return from Botox to Botulism

Health Professions BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin (onabotulinumtoxinA, BTX-A); BTX-B (Myobloc), BTX, BoNT, BTX A-G, C. Botulinum, botulinum toxin; and since 2013, BTX-H; These are all terms synonymous or derived from the most dangerous toxin known to humankind, Botulism. Botulism is the term used most often to describe the serotypes derived from Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum it's purported, was first isolated as a bacterium by Belgium bacteriologist Emile Pierre van Ermengem in 1897. Botulism...

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Botulism: Bacteria and Commercially Canned Foods

Botulism Botulism is a bacterial disease most often linked to un-sterile canned foods. It can be rather serious, as it has the potential to paralyze the respiratory system and thus cause death. The bacterium is named Clostridium Botulinum, it is a gram-positive and anaerobic pathogen. The morphology consists of rod shaped spores. The toxin is widely used in cosmetic injections, also known as Botox, to decrease wrinkles in the skin. Though Botulism is mainly linked to canned foods...

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Botulism: Benefits and Side Effects

to talk about today is botulism. Botulism neurotoxin is one of the most lethal substances known to man. Not many people are aware of what it is and its negative side-effects. What is Botulism? 3) Botulism is a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulism. Botulism causes extreme and sometimes fatal food poisoning. Botulism was first identified in Germany in 1735. A person had eaten a German sausage and got food poisoning. This is how botulism got its name because botulism is derived from...

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microgram is lethal to humans. Only about 110 people get it every year in the United States. Since it is rare, all forms can be deadly and are considered to be medical emergencies. The cause is a neurotoxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). This toxin travels through the blood to attach to the nerves that control muscles. From several hours to a week after eating contaminated food, the person may get sick. Medical descriptions of botulism traces as far back in history...

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paralytic illness that is caused by botulinum toxin(potentially deadly neurotoxin) which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin can enter the body in 3 main ways: by the ingestion of the toxin from eating foods that contain the botulism toxin (food borne botulism), by the contamination of a wound by the bacterium in which the toxin is produced (wound botulism) and Infant botulism which is caused by consuming the spores of the botulinum bacteria, which then grow in the...

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