Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 24th, 2009
"In the first outbreak, 4 inmates were hospitalized, 2 of whom required intubation. In the second event, 1 inmate required intubation," wrote D.J. Vugia and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "Pruno, an alcoholic drink made illicitly in prisons, was the novel vehicle for these cases."
Vugia and colleagues published their study in Emerging Infectious Diseases (Botulism from Drinking Pruno. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009;15(1):69-71).
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