Were you looking for information about Botulism? Botchalism is a common misspelling of botulism.
Botulism is an illness caused by dangerous toxins that are produced by a specific bacterium. These toxins prevent certain nerves from functioning, which can ultimately lead to paralysis or death. The condition is a serious but rare condition, occurring in about 110 people in the United States each year. Some of the early symptoms of botulism include drooping eyelids, blurred vision, and muscle weakness. People who survive an episode of botulism poisoning may have fatigue and shortness of breath for years.
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