EMCDDA Home
  • EN
Search

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

ECDC/EMCDDA, Lisbon, February 2015

Publication type:

Joint publications

Summary:

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the EMCDDA released a joint risk assessment on wound botulism among people who inject heroin in Norway and the United Kingdom in February 2015. 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.

Download as pdf (92Kb):

English (en)

Table of contents

  • Main conclusions and options for action
  • Disease background information
  • Event background information
  • ECDC/EMCDDA joint threat assessment for the EU/EEA
  • Conclusions and options for action

Pages:

6

Price:

free

ISBN/ISSN:

About the EMCDDA

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the reference point on drugs and drug addiction information in Europe. Inaugurated in Lisbon in 1995, it is one of the EU's decentralised agencies. Read more >>

Contact us

EMCDDA
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré
1249-289 Lisbon
Portugal
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 00

More contact options >>

Page last updated: Monday, 16 February 2015