Botulism is caused by a botulinum toxin, which is a poison produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The bacterium is commonly found in the soil in the form of spores.
* 6 cases in 2008 were associated with an outbreak amongst injecting drug users
Botulism in Ireland, 2020
|0||The number of botulism notifications in 2020|
|0||The national notification rate per 100,000 population in 2020|
Last updated: 15 July 2022