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

Series 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. 

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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

 Keyword(s)

Wound botulism
Pages: 
6
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Free