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Wound botulism in people who inject heroin in Norway and the United Kingdom

 ECDC/EMCDDA, Lisbon, February 2015


The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the EMCDDA released a joint risk assessment in February 2015,

on wound botulism among people who inject heroin in Norway and the United Kingdom.

 

At the time of publication, a total of 23 cases of wound botulism had been reported in the two countries.

The source of infection was thought to be a batch of contaminated heroin.

The pdf-version can be found here.