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Contaminated heroin cases spread

7th January 2010

Contaminated heroin which is thought to be responsible for cases of anthrax in Glasgow may be circulating elsewhere in Scotland, according to health officials.

There have been two more deaths among drug users in Glasgow and Tayside with a total of 11 cases now confirmed in Tayside, Glasgow and Lanarkshire with five fatalities. Health officials believe that contaminated heroin or a contaminated cutting agent mixed with the heroin may be responsible for the infections and want users to seek advice from local harm reduction and drug services.

 

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Article Information

Title: Contaminated heroin cases spread
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13668
Date Added: 7th Jan 2010

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