Infant Diagnosed With Rare Case Of Botulism

An infant patient at a Minot hospital has been diagnosed with a rare case of botulism.

Trinity Hospital officials say they quickly contacted a California company to send an antitoxin, which was sent in less than a day. Officials say that helped prevent a fatality.

It’s not yet known how the infant became sick.¬†The CDC says many people with botulism get it from contaminated food.

The hospital says the antitoxin to treat botulism costs about $50,000.