Human Botulism in France, 1875–2016

  title={Human Botulism in France, 1875–2016},
  author={Christine Rasetti-Escargueil and Emmanuel Lemichez and Michel Robert Popoff},
Botulism is a rare but severe disease which is characterized by paralysis and inhibition of secretions. Only a few cases had been reported at the end of the 19th century in France. The disease was frequent during the second world war, and then the incidence decreased progressively. However, human botulism is still present in France with 10–25 cases every year. Food-borne botulism was the main form of botulism in France, whereas infant botulism (17 cases between 2004 and 2016) was rare, and… 

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