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Second anthrax case confirmed

11th September 2012

The Health Protection Agency has confirmed the death of a heroin user from an anthrax infection, three weeks after another user also died in Blackpool from an anthrax infection.

Dr Fortune Ncube, an expert in blood-borne viruses with the HPA, said: "Anthrax can be cured with antibiotics, if treatment is started early. It is therefore important for medical professionals to know the signs and symptoms to look for, so that there will be no delays in providing treatment. It’s likely that further cases among people who inject heroin will be identified as part of the ongoing outbreak in EU countries."

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