Botulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008.
AffiliationDepartment of Public Health, Health Service Executive (East), Dublin, Ireland.
Local subject classificationBOTULISM
INJECTING DRUG USERS
Substance Abuse, Intravenous
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CitationBotulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008. 2009, 14 (1): Euro Surveill.
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
AbstractIn November and December 2008, six cases of suspect wound botulism were reported in heroin injecting drug users, all residents in Dublin, Ireland. Patients were aged between 23-42 years of age; four cases were male; one patient died shortly after admission. The patients presented to four different hospitals across the city. Botulism in injecting drug users in Ireland was last reported in 2002.
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