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Botulism from Drinking Pruno

By Duc J. Vugia, Sundari R. Mase, Barbara Cole, John Stiles, Jon Rosenberg, Linda Velasquez, Allen Radner and Greg Inami


Foodborne botulism occurred among inmates at 2 prisons in California in 2004 and 2005. In the first outbreak, 4 inmates were hospitalized, 2 of whom required intubation. In the second event, 1 inmate required intubation. Pruno, an alcoholic drink made illicitly in prisons, was the novel vehicle for these cases

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