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Botulism - The Disease
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  1. Are there complications from botulism?

    Botulism can result in death due to respiratory failure. However, in the past 50 years, the proportion of patients with botulism who die has fallen from about 50% to 8%. Patients who survive an episode of botulism poisoning may have fatigue and shortness of breath for years and long-term therapy may be needed to aid recovery.


    CDC Disease Information: Botulism

    Developed in cooperation with the Immunization Action Coalition and the Centers for Disease & Control and Prevention (CDC).