Botulism among people who inject drugs in Scotland, December 2014 to July 2015

Publication Date: 19 June 2017

This Incident Management Team (IMT) report presented the investigations and conclusions in relation to an outbreak of would botulism among people who had a history of injecting drugs between December 2014 and June 2015 in Scotland.

A total of 40 confirmed and probable cases were recorded during the outbreak, making this the largest outbreak of wound botulism among people who inject drugs in Scotland to date.

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