15, Number 1–January 2009
from Drinking Pruno
Duc J. Vugia, Sundari R. Mase,1 Barbara
Cole, John Stiles, Jon Rosenberg, Linda Velasquez,2 Allen Radner, and Greg Inami
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health,3 Richmond,
California, USA (D.J. Vugia, S.R. Mase, J. Rosenberg, G. Inami);
Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside, California, USA (B.
Cole); California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Riverside (J.
Stiles); Monterey County Health Agency, Monterey, California, USA (L.
Velasquez); and Natividad Medical Center, Salinas,
California, USA (A. Radner)
Source of Article: http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/15/1/69.htm
citation for this article
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.