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Local botulism case points to toxic heroin

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WENATCHEE — A patient was diagnosed in a Chelan County hospital with wound botulism, a paralyzing toxic reaction believed to derive from injecting tainted heroin.

Chelan-Douglas Health District spokeswoman Mary Small said her agency was alerted Wednesday to the botulin poisoning, which poses no wider risk to the general public. The health district gave notice of the health case Thursday to local health providers and police, in case more such poisonings emerge, Small said.

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