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Large-scale U.S. botulism outbreak could be disastrous, expert says


Botulinum toxin, produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria, is the most potent biological toxin known to exist on Earth. The toxin causes botulism, a severe muscle-paralyzing, potentially fatal disease, characteristics that increase its likelihood as a potential bioweapon.

And while the U.S. government stockpiles antitoxins to treat the known toxin types, if a botulism terrorist attack were unleashed, the problem could get beyond our control rather quickly, experts told Homeland Preparedness News.

“There is a lot of controversy around botulism being used as a bioweapon and my major concern — and why this hasn’t happened is interesting and I’m not sure…

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