Botulism risk factors
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Botulism risk factors can be based upon the different types of the disease. The infants are more vulnerable to get infected with botulinum toxin. Honey and corn ingestion are common risk factors for the infants to get infected. Ingestion of preformed food and canned food increase the susceptibility of the infection. The intravenous drug abusers are vulnerable to get infected with wound botulism as well.
- Living in rural areas
- Consuming corn or corn-containing products
- Penetrating trauma
- Being in contact with soil
- Honey intake
- Slow intestinal movement
Using home canning methods increase risk for contracting botulism.
- Canned food such as:
- Ingestion of foods that are not freshly prepared 
Wound botulism is a rare type of the disease yet, it is important to know the risk factors in order to completely prevent it. Wound botulism risk factors include the following:
- Intravenous drug abuse
- Penetrating trauma with an infected object
- CDC https://www.cdc.gov/botulism/definition.html Accessed on May 21, 2017
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