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How is infant botulism food poisoning diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The primary means for diagnosing infant botulism food poisoning is by doctor's examination. Your doctor will first ask if your infant has eaten honey, a known host to the bacteria spores that cause infant botulism. Your doctor will also ask about constipation, energy level, changes in eating habits, and signs of muscle weakness. Testing of stool or vomit can also be performed to confirm evidence of the harmful bacteria.

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