botulinum toxin results in an illness of variable severity. Common
symptoms are diplopia, blurred vision, and bulbar weakness. Symmetric
paralysis may progress rapidly.
criteria for diagnosis of Foodborne Botulism
botulinum toxin in serum, stool, or patient's food or
Clostridium botulinum from stool
clinically compatible case with an epidemiologic link (e.g., ingestion
of a home-canned food within the previous 48 hours)
clinically compatible case that is laboratory confirmed or that occurs
among persons who ate the same food as persons who have
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