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Botulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19161713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
J Barry; M Ward; S Cotter; J Macdiarmada; M Hannan; B Sweeney; K A Grant; P McKeown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1560-7917     ISO Abbreviation:  Euro Surveill.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-01     Revised Date:  2013-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887452     Medline TA:  Euro Surveill     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Health Services Executive, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Botulism / epidemiology*
Cities / statistics & numerical data
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
Drug Users / statistics & numerical data*
Ireland / epidemiology
Population Surveillance*
Risk Assessment / methods*
Risk Factors
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / epidemiology*

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