Avoiding Infant and Wound Botulism

Botulism Prevention in Infants

Because honey can contain spores of Clostridium botulinum, and this has been a source of infection for infants, children less than 12 months old should not be fed honey. Honey is safe for people 1 year of age and older.
(Click Botulism in Honey for more information about honey and botulism in infants.)

Botulism Prevention in Wounds

Botulism can be prevented in wounds by promptly seeking medical care for infected wounds and by not using injectable street drugs.

Botulism Disease

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