Sick infants

    Only about 110 cases of botulism are reported in the U.S. every year. But 70 percent of those occur in infants and Pennsylvania ranks second in reported cases.

    The Bucks County Courier times has the story of Dr. Paul Zakrzewski, a general internist from Warrington whose 5-month-old daughter recently contracted botulism. Little Amanda Zakrzewski returned home to her family just before Christmas, but the article has information that suggests infant botulism cases are fairly common in Bucks and Montgomery counties, where the toxin is often found in the soil.

     

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