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Assessing patients with known or possible exposure to botulinum toxin in crisis settings

When assessing the likelihood of botulism, consider clinical criteria and available epidemiologic data. Classify patients into a botulism likelihood category by clinical judgment. Additional information on clinical criteria is available. (Source: Rao AK, Sobel J, Chatham-Stephens K, Luquez C. Clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of botulism, 2021. MMWR Recomm Rep 2021;70[2]:1-30. Public domain.)