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5-month-old hospitalized with rare case of botulism in Denver

Rocky Mountain Hospital Children in Denver

Rocky Mountain Hospital Children in Denver

DENVER — A 5-month-old baby was in the hospital Tuesday battling a rare form of infant botulism.

Less than 100 children get that diagnosis every year.

One of the biggest risk factors for catching it is allowing newborns to eat honey.

The family of the child doesn’t know exactly how their the baby got botulism, but they’ll talk about her recovery on Wednesday.

She’s receiving treatment at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver.

Information about botulism