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Details of new botulinum toxin censored to stop ‘misuse’ - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Oct 15, 2013

Clostridium botulinum,* the bacterium that turned out not to be contaminating a heap of New Zealand made infant formula a few months ago, is at the centre of a new scare. This time it’s the discovery of a strain of the bacterium for which there is no treatment. C. botulinum produces neurotoxins that prevent acetylcholine from being released from the … Read More