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What complications result from botulism food poisoning?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Complications from botulism food poisoning include paralysis of arms and legs and, ultimately, respiratory failure. People with the disease stop being able to breathe and die as a result. However, botulism food poisoning rarely kills the infected person. The other symptoms of botulism food poisoning can be long lasting. A person can require months of intensive medical care to recover from the illness.

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