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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1989 | STEVEN R. CHURM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State agriculture officials Wednesday blamed hay cubes contaminated with a botulism bacteria for the mystifying deaths of at least 15 horses in stables across Southern California over the past two weeks.
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NEWS
January 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
The government on Friday approved a type of food poisoning bacteria for use as a treatment for crossed eyes and another eye disorder that renders its victims legally blind. The Food and Drug Administration said a sterile, purified botulism toxin was approved as an injection therapy to treat strabismus, or cross-eye, and blepharospasm, a muscle disorder that makes the eyes close involuntarily.
NEWS
September 20, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a feathery grace that belied their narrow escape from death, 16 California brown pelicans stricken with botulism at the Salton Sea but nursed back to health in Laguna Niguel were released Thursday into the tranquil waters of the federal wildlife refuge here. "I feel like a father sending his daughter out on her first date," said Richard Evans, the Orange County veterinarian and medical director of the nonprofit Pacific Wildlife Project in Laguna Niguel.
NEWS
August 28, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death count of pelicans and other birds at the Salton Sea in the Imperial Valley is approaching 4,000, and officials say they cannot yet pinpoint the cause of the mass dieoff. "Right now we're just trying to clean the mess up," Patrick Moore, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Game, said Tuesday. The Department of Fish and Game and the U.S.
OPINION
August 27, 1995 | PETER D. ZIMMERMAN, Nuclear physicist Peter D. Zimmerman is a Washington-based defense and arms control consultant
Iraq has proved the skeptics right again. Just because there was no evidence of an Iraqi arsenal of weapons of mass destruction didn't mean that the weapons didn't exist. Conversely, the horrific revelations of the past week--evidence of an ongoing Iraqi program to build and maintain stocks of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons--do not mean that the program has ceased to exist. According to the U.N.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS and STEVEN R. CHURM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
State and local veterinary officials struggled Tuesday to isolate the cause of an unexplained ailment that has killed at least 18 horses and alarmed stable owners and equestrians throughout Southern California. Since the puzzling malady came to light Oct. 28, it has stricken horses at riding stables in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and San Bernardino counties, leaving the animals with a progressive paralysis that can kill them within 48 hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2002 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First fish were found, then dead birds started littering the waters and banks of Machado Lake. Just as the outbreak peaked in mid-July, the mystery killer of hundreds of ducks, coots and other wildlife at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park was identified: avian botulism. It left one of Los Angeles' most diverse park habitats missing certain native and nonnative bird species.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A late spring heat wave triggered an outbreak of bird botulism at the Salton Sea, killing more than 100 pelicans weeks before the disease normally strikes each summer, federal wildlife officials said Wednesday.
WORLD
February 12, 2010 | By Devorah Lauter
A self-inflicted case of Botulism has claimed a prominent victim: the debonair, silver-coiffed French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy. Known here simply as BHL, Levy is a veritable rock star of philosophy in a nation where the covers of weekly glossies have posed leading thinkers in superhero, v-line formation, looking as if they are ready to attack or to take flight. Levy usually leads this pack in terms of media attention, in part for his controversial political views and in part for his looks.
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