Infection with a soil bacterium that can cause serious paralysis through the action of a very poisonous neurotoxin.

A neurotoxin is a poison that acts on the body’s nervous system.

The soil organism Clostridium botulinum which causes botulism through action of its toxin botox is rarely ingested by humans.

Botox, manufactured in Ireland by Allergan, is used in the cosmetic industry to reduce wrinkles and lines of aging. It is injected under the skin.



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