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The Methanol Poisoning Outbreaks in Libya 2013 and Kenya 2014Rostrup, M; Edwards, J K; Abukalish, M; Ezzabi, M; Some, D; Ritter, H; Menge, T; Abdelrahman, A; Rootwelt, R; Janssens, B; et al. (Public Library of Science, 2016-03-31)Outbreaks of methanol poisoning occur frequently on a global basis, affecting poor and vulnerable populations. Knowledge regarding methanol is limited, likely many cases and even outbreaks go unnoticed, with patients dying unnecessarily. We describe findings from the first three large outbreaks of methanol poisoning where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responded, and evaluate the benefits of a possible future collaboration between local health authorities, a Non-Governmental Organisation and international expertise.