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Wurcel, Alysse G and Burke, Deirdre and Skeer, Margie and Landy, David and Heimer, Robert and Wong, John B and Chui, Kenneth K H and Stopka, Thomas J (2018) Sex work, injection drug use, and abscesses: associations in women, but not men. Drug and Alcohol Dependence , 185 , pp. 293-297.

(2015) Cluster of Botulism in intravenous drug users: Norway and Scotland. Epi-Insight , 16 , (3) .

O'Leary, Seónadh M and Coleman, Michelle M and Chew, Wui Mei and Morrow, Colette and McLaughlin, Anne Marie and Gleeson, Laura E and O'Sullivan, Mary P and Keane, Joseph (2014) Cigarette smoking impairs human pulmonary immunity to mycobacterium tuberculosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , 190 , (12) , pp. 1430-1436.

Hope, VD and Palmateer, M and Wiessing, Lucas and Maronqiu, A and White, J and Ncube, F and Goldberg, D (2012) A decade of spore-forming bacterial infections among European injecting drug users: pronounced regional variation. American Journal of Public Health , 102 , (1) , pp. 122-125.

Health Research Board. Alcohol and Drug Research Unit. (2010) Anthrax outbreak in heroin users in the UK and Germany. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 33, Spring 2010 , p. 26.

McKeown, Paul (2010) Anthrax identified in heroin users in Scotland. EPI-Insight , 11 , (2) .

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) .

Long, Jean (2009) Four cases of botulism among drug users. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 29, Spring 2009 , p. 23.

Murray-Lillibridge, K and Barry, Joseph and Reagan, S and O'Flanagan, D and Sayers, G and Bergin, C and O'Briain, S and Plunkett, P and McMahon, G and Keane, C and O'Sullivan, P and Igoe, Derval and Mullen, Louise and Ward, Mark and Smith, A and Fischer, M (2006) Epidemiological findings and medical, legal, and public health challenges of an investigation of severe soft tissue infections and deaths among injecting drug users: Ireland, 2000. Epidemiology and Infection , 134 , (4) , pp. 894-901.

O'Sullivan, Jean M and McMahon, Geraldine (2005) Descending polyneuropathy in an intravenous drug user. European Journal of Emergency Medicine , 12 , (5) , pp. 248-250.

Johnston, C and Keogan, MT (2004) Imaging features of soft-tissue infections and other complications in drug users after direct subcutaneous injection. American Journal of Roentgenology , 182 , (5) , pp. 1195-1202.

Brett, Moira M and Hallas, Gill and Mpamugo, Obioma (2004) Wound botulism in the UK and Ireland. Journal of Medical Microbiology , 53 , (6) , pp. 555-561.

Fitzgerald, S and Lyons, R and Ryan, Jim and Hall, WW and Gallagher, C (2003) Botulism as a cause of respiratory failure in injecting drug users. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 172 , (3) , pp. 143-144.

Finn, Stephen P and Leen, Eamon and English, Liam and O'Briain, Sean (2003) Autopsy findings in an outbreak of severe systemic illness in heroin users following injection site inflammation: an effect of Clostridium novyi exotoxin? Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine , 127 , (11) , pp. 1465-1470.

Cronin, Mary (2001) Severe systemic sepsis in injecting drug users (IDUs. EPI-Insight , 2 , (8) , p. 1.

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2000) Unexplained illness and death among injecting drug users: Glasgow, Scotland; Dublin, Ireland; and England, April-June 2000. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , 49 , (22) , pp. 489-492.

Mundy, LM and Lynch, MM and Crowley, BD and Kelly, Gabrielle and Desmond, N and Mulcahy, Fiona (1994) Concomitant HIV and mycobacterial infection in Ireland, 1987-92. International Journal of STD & AIDS , 5 , pp. 436-441.

Healy, E and Kelly, P and Mulcahy, Fiona and Clancy, Luke (1992) AIDS, IV drug use and mycobacterial disease: the Dublin experience. Respiratory Medicine , 86 , pp. 491-494.

O'Sullivan, Michael and Beattie, Thomas and Keane, CT (1984) A review of drug addict abscesses. Irish Medical Journal , 77 , (3) , 68 70.


[North Inner City Drugs Task Force] NICDTF issue anthrax alert. (11 Mar 2013)

Health Protection Agency, National Treatment Agency. [Health Protection Agency] Anthrax: information for drug users and drug workers. (31 Jul 2012)


Public Health England. (2019) Wound infection. London: Public Health England.

Public Health England. (2016) Shooting up: infections among people who injected drugs in the UK, 2015. An update: November 2016.. London: Public Health England.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. (2015) Wound botulism in people who inject heroin in Norway and the United Kingdom. Stockholm: ECDC.

Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Health Service Executive. (2013) Infection with Bacillus anthracis - Injecting drug users potential presentations and case definitions. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2011) ECDC and EMCDDA guidance. Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs. Stockholm: ECDC.


Scottish Drugs Forum. (2020) Lets give bacteria the boot booklet. Glasgow: Scottish Drug Forum.

International Network of People who Use Drugs. (2012) Anthrax warning! Information for heroin users. New South Wales: INPUD.


Public Health England. (2017) People who inject drugs: infection risks, guidance and data. URL:

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