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Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by itnojec, May 16, 2011.

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    itnojec JF-Expert Member

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    Although honey seems like a wholesome and natural food to give your infant, don't do it until after she's at least 12 months old. Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness.
    These spores are usually harmless to adults and children over 1 year old, because the microorganisms normally found in the intestine keep the bacteria from growing.
    If your baby shows symptoms of botulism – constipation along with muscle weakness, trouble sucking, slack jaw, or crying and lethargy – see a doctor immediately
     
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    a breastfeeding mother can take in honey, it's good for her health and milk production and won't catch botulism.
     
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    Riwa JF-Expert Member

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    Ahsante kwa taarifa...najiuliza, je chanjo ya tetanus (against clostridium tetani ambaye ni familia moja na clostridium botulinum) kwa watoto ambayo ipo kwenye pentavalent DPT-HB haizuii pia botulinism?
     
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    ingawa ni same genus, ila sidhan kama hii chanjo inaweza kuzuia botulism....these vaccines are species specific, so it's very unlikely for C.tetani to be acting effectively against C.botulinum...
    hata hivyo, botulism ni ugonjwa hatari kwa watoto wachanga na wanaweza kupata aina nyingine za botulism kama wound botulism na foodborne botulism kupitia mazingira ya.
     
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