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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2000) Update: Clostridium novyi and unexplained illness among injecting drug users, Scotland, Ireland, and England, April-June 2000. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , 49 , (24) , pp. 543-545.

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Since April 19, 2000, health authorities in Scotland, Ireland, England, and the United States have been investigating an outbreak of unexplained illness and death among injecting-drug users (IDUs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1-3). Initial testing of specimens from 76 IDUs identified Clostridium species in 18 (24%) patients; nine were Clostridium novyi. This report updates the investigation of this outbreak, which indicates that Clostridium species may be associated with these illnesses.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:June 2000
Call No:GA2, TL4.10.4, VH4
Page Range:pp. 543-545
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Corporate Creators:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Volume:49
Number:24
Keywords:Clostridium, Dublin, England, hypotension, intravenous drug user, Ireland, Scotland
Notes:Abstract from pubmed (Periodical Article)
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB 688 (Available)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > England
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Bacterial disease

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