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botulismbot‧u‧lis‧m /ˈbɒtʃəlɪzəm $ ˈbɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  MIserious food poisoning caused by bacteria in preserved meat and vegetables
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botulismThe girl's landlady had made a packed lunch from pork which is at the centre of a botulism alert.The vet diagnosed botulism so undoubtedly the goose was infected.Clostridium botulinum occurs in the soil and it is the cause of botulism.Should the vichyssoise contain a touch of botulism, however, there would be small need for alarm.It's believed warm weather has led to a build up of botulism bacteria in the canal.
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