Kraft Heinz issues recall of Taco Bell cheese dip over botulism risk
In a statement on Tuesday, Kraft Heinz announced that it was issuing a voluntarily recall of its Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip over fears that consuming it could lead to botulism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kraft Heinz recalls Taco Bell cheese dip for botulism risk
An estimated 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being recalled because there are signs of product separation that could lead to botulism, the US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. There have been no reported illnesses or consumer complaints, Kraft Heinz Foods Company said in a statement. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taco Bell cheese dip recalled due to botulism risk
Food manufacturer Kraft Heinz says 7,000 cases of the Taco Bell product have been distributed to U.S. retailers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kraft recalls Taco Bell cheese dip due to botulism risk
Food manufacturer says about 7,000 cases of the product have been distributed to U.S. retailers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kraft Heinz recalling cheese dip on botulism risk
Kraft Heinz Co said on Tuesday it was voluntarily recalling about 7,000 cases of its Taco Bell Cheese Dip as the product showed signs that it could allow for the growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Canning Food at Home
-- Canning food is a long-standing tradition in many households and a perfect way to enjoy the freshness of summer foods year round. But improper canning can lead to nasty consequences, such as botulism, a potentially deadly illness produced by a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Improperly home-canned green beans sent couple to the hospital with botulism; after 5 months in intensive care, they recovered completely
(Natural News) A married couple from Germany were left paralyzed and fighting for their lives in intensive care for about five months after eating some home-canned green beans. The anonymous husband and wife were diagnosed with botulism, an extremely rare but life-threatening bacterial illness. Botulism is caused by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria which grow on food and produce lethal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Products Approved for Other Bioterrorism Emergencies
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 09/08/2017 This Web page lists products approved for seven bioterrorism emergencies: Botulism due to Clostridium botulinum toxin; Ebola Virus Disease (EVD); Glanders and Melioidosis due to Burkholderia mallei and B. pseudomallei, respectively; Plague due to Yersinia pestis; Smallpox due to Variola major and Variola minor; Tularemia due to Francisella tularensis; and Zika Virus Disease. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

BabyBIG (Botulism Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) (BIG-IV) for Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015: Botulism
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 04/30/2018 This five-page report is based on data for 2015 retrieved from the European Surveillance System (TESSy). It found that in 2015, 18 European Union/European Economic Area countries reported 201 cases of botulism, 146 of which (72.6 percent) were confirmed. Twelve countries notified zero cases. The report discusses methods, epidemiology, age and gender distribution, seasonable distribution and trend, threats description for 2015, and public health implications. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

BabyBIG (Botulism Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) (BIG-IV) for Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Foodborne Botulism Due to Ingestion of Home-canned Beans Foodborne Botulism Due to Ingestion of Home-canned Beans
These cases indicate that full recovery from foodborne botulism is possible even in patients with long-lasting intensive care, but raises questions about the timing of antitoxin administration.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Shot by a gun … missed by a provider - Garcia E, Zaid AH, Calello DP, McHugh L, Arzumanov G, Asrar N, Sapin A, Fless KG.
BACKGROUND: Botulism is a paralytic disease caused by the neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. The majority of cases are due to ingestion or injection drug use. Wound botulism from traumatic injury is exceedingly rare, with only one to two cases r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Botulinum-type toxins jump to a new kind of bacteria
(Boston Children's Hospital) A toxin much like the one that causes botulism has unexpectedly turned up in a completely different type of bacteria - Enterococcus. Where it came from is unclear, but the finding is concerning because enterococci have lately become a leading cause of multi-drug-resistant infections, especially in health care settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists have discovered a new type of Botox
(University of Waterloo) A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botulism can kill you are you sure your preserved foods are safe? 8 signs they aren’t
(Natural News) Knowing how to preserve food is an important skill for a prepper, but you also need to read up on food safety if you’re interested in learning about food preservation. If you make a mistake during the canning and preserving process, anyone who eats the food you preserved can get sick and they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

We May Never Know Whether North Korea Tortured Otto Warmbier, Coroner Says
(CINCINNATI) — A coroner said Wednesday her office could not determine what led to the fatal brain damage of a young Ohio man detained in North Korea for more than a year. While the parents of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier and President Donald Trump have accused the North Korean government of torturing him, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said evidence has led to no “scientific facts” to solve Warmbier’s mysterious death. “We don’t know what happened to him, and this is the bottom line,” she said. The cause of the death may never be known, she added. A coroner’s report dated Sept. 11 shows ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Sewell / AP Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Otto Warmbier Source Type: news

Molecular map shows how to disable dangerous bioweapon
(Duke University) Duke scientists recently mapped out the complex molecular circuitry that enables Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia, to become virulent. Tularemia is one of the top six bioterrorism agents, alongside anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fever. The new map, published in the journal Genes& Development, reveals a unique characteristic of the bacterium that could become the target of future drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From the Blogs: End-of-Summer ID Link-o-Rama / Fainting at Blood / Getting Real About Obesity Counseling (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now: HIV and ID Observations: Botulism from … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Arizona baby becomes sick with botulism on first birthday
Arizona baby Cole Hansberger could not sit up on the day of his first birthday last week. His mother rushed him to the emergency room and he was diagnosed with botulism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What an autopsy could tell us about Otto Warmbier ’ s death
Otto Warmbier's death and the events in North Korea that led up to it remain a mystery. North Korean officials said that during his 17 months in detention for “hostile acts against the state,” Warmbier had contracted botulism, was given a sleeping pill and never woke up. Last week, after nearly a year and a half […]Related:In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care productsTrump ‘simply does not care’ about HIV/AIDS, say 6 experts who just quit his adviso...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is botulism? How you catch condition North Korea claimed Otto Warmbier suffered
BOTULISM is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition which North Korea claimed placed US student Otto Warmbier in a coma. Yesterday, his family announced the 22-year-old, who returned to the US on June 13, after 17 months of imprisonment, has died. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Otto Warmbier coma: How does a respiratory arrest leave you in ‘unresponsive wakefulness'?
OTTO Warmbier has now returned home to Ohio where he remains in a coma. But his condition isn ’t down to botulism, as North Korea had previously alleged. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is botulism? How you can catch rare condition that has put Otto Warmbier in a COMA
BOTULISM is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition that has allegedly placed US student Otto Warmbier, who has just been released from North Korea, in a coma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC's Emergency Drugs for US Clinicians and Hospitals CDC's Emergency Drugs for US Clinicians and Hospitals
Suspect a case of botulism or malaria? You'll soon find that your local pharmacy doesn't stock antitoxin or artesunate. You can get these lifesaving drugs quickly from CDC. Here's how.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mother of three contracts BOTULISM from disgusting gas station nacho cheese
(Natural News) When Lavinia Kelly stopped by Valley Oak Food & Fuel gas station, all she wanted was a nacho cheese-soaked serving of Doritos. Instead, she became one of at least five people to contract botulism from the convenience store’s savory condiment. According to HuffingtonPost.com, her quick trip to the deli area of the Walnut... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: More Docs on the Way; What Is Botulism? Lap Band Demise
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

The Latest: Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 cheese bag
California health officials say botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce appears limited to an opened bag of the sauce (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce
One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism from nacho cheese sauce
One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is botulism, and how does it kill?
Two separate outbreaks this month of the rare but deadly toxin botulism have focused attention on this potentially fatal illness, which usually strikes about 150 people a year, mostly infants. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botulism: how it kills
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Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California student hospitalized by nacho cheese incident
Jonathan Villasenor, 16, was left fighting for his life in the ICU after he ate a gas station's cheese that had botulism last month in Sacramento, California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vomiting or stomach cramps? It could be this deadly toxin in your dinner
VOMITING and stomach cramps are two symptoms of botulism - a rare, but life-threatening condition. This is what you should know about the toxic condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nacho cheese sauce responsible for sending 10 people to the hospital with BOTULISM
(Natural News) A batch of contaminated nacho cheese sauce was implicated in the recent botulism outbreak in California, which killed one man and sickened nine others. According to reports, the outbreak started early last month when several people got sick after eating nacho cheese sauce bought from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TSRI scientists find simple copper complex shuts down botulinum neurotoxin poisoning
(Scripps Research Institute) Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that causes the neurointoxication, which produces one of the most potent toxins on earth and is classified as a potential bioterrorism threat. While no cure exists -- and botulism treatment options are limited -- a serendipitous discovery by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) may provide a new therapy that can stop the neurotoxin even in its more severe, advanced stages of action. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Foodborne Botulism Can Be Deadly, But It's Usually Preventable
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man's death tied to California botulism outbreak
The outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip ​ sold at a Northern California gas station has left at least nine others hospitalized (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 dead, 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak
California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Man sickened by nacho cheese in botulism outbreak dies
California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese
California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Botulism Outbreak Caused by Nacho Cheese Sauce
California Botulism Outbreak Caused by Nacho Cheese Sauce Seizures of Fentanyl-Containing Drugs More Than Double: DEA (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 22, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: California Botulism Outbreak Caused by Nacho Cheese Sauce Ten people in California were hospitalized after contracting botulism linked to nacho... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 hospitalized with botulism tied to nacho cheese sauce
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botulism outbreak tied to unlikely source
California health officials report nine people have been hospitalized so far with the rare and sometimes fatal form of food poisoning (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare botulism outbreak leaves 5 hospitalized
Officials are still investigating the exact cause of the outbreak, but say prepared foods sold at a local gas station are the likely culprit (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Botulism Cases Tied to Heroin'Skin Popping '
(MedPage Today) -- Fifteen cases over 10-year period in El Paso, Texas (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - April 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news