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  • n  anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism

  • Several contain enough botulinus toxin to wipe out the entire population of Los Angeles.
  • The poison which causes botulism is produced by the Bacillus botulinus, which flourishes only where there is no air, as inside a sealed jar or can.
  • The only antidote for botulism, and only moderately effective at best, is a Ledejle Laboratories antitoxin (made by injecting botulinus toxin into horses and extracting their .

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