New Mexico Department of Health Investigates Two Suspected Cases of Botulism in Wounds

New Mexico Department of Health Investigates Two Suspected Cases of Botulism in Wounds

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If untreated, these symptoms may progress to cause paralysis of the respiratory muscles, arms, legs, and torso with subsequent death.
Blurred vision
Double vision
Dropping eyelids
Slurred speech
Difficulty swallowing
Dry mouth
Muscle weakness/descending paralysis
Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath

The NMDOH recommends that all clinicians be alert for cases of wound botulism, especially in injection drug users, to report any suspect case to the Department of Health at 505-827-0006 so that antitoxin can be obtained as soon as possible if needed. Symptoms include:

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