Researchers withhold data from study of new botulism strain

An infant earlier this year fell ill with botulism, but survived, the California state Department of Public Health reported. No other details were made public.

Researchers published the case in the Journal of Infectious Diseases in October, but did not include the genetic sequence.

The decision was made after consulting with the US government due to concerns that rogue groups could use information about the genetic code to develop a bioweapon, lead researcher Stephen Arnon told The Sacramento Bee. 

"The recommendations from the

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