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Infectious diseasesBotulism

Botulism is a serious illness that causes flaccid paralysis of the muscles. This is caused by the neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulism. This is a non-contagious disease usually caused due to food poisoning as these bacteria are present in the contaminated food.

The indications of botulism include:

• Double vision

• Blurred vision

• Drooping eyelids

• Slurred speech

• Difficulty swallowing

• Dry mouth

• Muscle weakness

• Constipation

• Unable to move

• Flat facial expression

• Breathing problems

• Weak cry (in case of child)

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