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Death from anthrax

17th August 2006

17082006_anthrax1.jpgHealth officials believe that a man in Scotland has died of anthrax caught from spores in animal skins that he used to make drums. This is the first human case of anthrax in Scotland for almost 20 years, and the first death for more than 30 years.

Christopher “Pasqualâ€? Norris made sculptures, bongos and decorative items, importing untreated animal hides;  when he died in hospital on July 8, the cause of his death was unknown, subsequent tests have shown that anthrax was the most likely cause.

Health Protection Scotland said that the disease was not passed from person to person and there was no reason to suppose the public was at risk.

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