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.

Botulism 2020

* 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