botulism "botulism outbreaks" "botulism poisoning"

Fortunately for us humans, animals have suffered the most this summer from the botulism bacteria.  Botulism, which produces a potent neurotoxin that causes paralysis and, frequently, death, is a health scourge to all, but appears to have killed an inordinate number of marine mammals and fish this summer.  Among the grisly stories produced by a