PRO/EDR> Botulism – USA (06): (NM) wound, injection drug related

Botulism — United States
The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) is investigating 2 suspected cases of wound botulism, 1 involving a 26-year-old Rio Arriba County woman; the other a 40-year-old man from Bernalillo County, both patients report injection drug use. These are the 3rd and 4th suspected cases of wound botulism in 2021, with 2 prior cases reported in January [2021], both from Eddy County. Wound botulism cases in New Mexico have been linked primarily to injecting black tar heroin and