Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists help identify possible botulism blocker

U.S. and German scientists have decoded a key molecular gateway for the toxin that causes botulism, pointing the way to treatments that can keep the food-borne poison out of the bloodstream.

Medical research

UCSF botulism research translates into bioterrorism treatment

(Medical Xpress) -- UCSF basic research into botulism has translated into a novel antitoxin to protect against bioterrorism, with the first clinical trials launching soon to assess the resulting vaccine's safety.

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