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Is botulism food poisoning different from wound botulism?

Botulism food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food, while wound botulism occurs when an open cut or sore is infected with the botulism bacteria. The infection is caused by the same toxin as botulism food poisoning. Wound botulism also has similar symptoms and treatment. Wound botulism, like botulism food poisoning, is a life-threatening medical emergency. Seek medical treatment immediately if you think you have wound botulism.

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