CDC report shows foodborne botulism poisoning increasing

June 20, 2017

Botulism poisoning has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows no indication that the paralyzing pathogen is going away.

This is a colored transmission electron micrograph of the Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Photo courtesy of CDC

During the weeks before the CDC released its report on botulism statistics for 2015, botulism headlines had been running heavy.

An outbreak in California, which has killed one and left nine others on ventilators, and  the tragic case of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old who was held by North