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What is the rate of incidence for infant botulism?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Since its recognition in 1976, reported cases of infant botulism are on the rise. It is presently an internationally acknowledged disease. On average there are about 94 incidents of infant botulism reported each year. About 90 percent of all infants infected are under six months of age.

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