Were you looking for information about Botulism? Botolism is a common misspelling of botulism.
An average of 110 cases of botulism are reported each year in the United States. It is a rare but serious illness that can lead to paralysis or even death. The condition is caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum; this toxin affects people by preventing certain nerves from functioning, which results in muscle paralysis. Treatment for botulism may include supportive care, careful observation, and administering an antitoxin.
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