Botulism Information for Health Professionals

Find out why inhalation botulism is such a good bioterrorism agent, how to recognize all forms of the disease, and what treatment and prevention options are available.

  • Reporting Botulism
    Physicians in Minnesota must report Botulism immediately, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Botulism
    CDC information about botulism as a bioterrorism agent, including treatment, infection control, surveillance, and lab testing. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Botulism as a Bioterrorism Agent (Powerpoint: 615KB/24 slides) (PDF: 798KB/24 pages)
    Technical slide show describing the types of botulism, signs and symptoms of botulism poisoning, diagnosis and treatment options, antitoxin and vaccine.

  • Infection Control
    Medical personnel caring for patients with suspected botulism should use standard precautions. Patients with suspected botulism do not need to be isolated, but those with flaccid paralysis from suspected meningitis require droplet precautions.


Updated Tuesday, 16-Nov-2010 12:22:01 CST