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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
Publication Type
Article
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
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
Accession Number
HRB 688 (Available)

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