Home > Botulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008.

Barry, Joseph and Ward, Mary and Cotter, S and MacDiarmada, J and Hannan, M and Sweeney, Brion and Grant, KA and McKeown, P (2009) Botulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008. Eurosurveillance, 14, (1), .

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In 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.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Opioid
Date
8 January 2009
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Volume
14
Number
1
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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