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Lothians' first anthrax case

A PATIENT in the Lothians has been confirmed as the latest case in the anthrax outbreak among drug users in Scotland.

Anthrax fears mean more methadone

THE Scottish Government has sanctioned an increase in methadone programmes across the country to halt the spread of anthrax among injecting drug users.

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Tenth heroin addict dies as anthrax continues to spread

A TENTH heroin user has died in Scotland after becoming infected with anthrax.

Heroin users warned as first anthrax drug case hits England

A HEROIN user in England has tested positive for anthrax following 19 similar cases in Scotland.

Death toll in anthrax outbreak among drug users hits 9

DEATHS linked to heroin contaminated by anthrax have risen to nine, tests revealed.

Anthrax toll rises as eighth drug addict dies

THE number of drug addicts who have died after being infected with anthrax has risen to eight.

Drug user becomes eighth victim of Scottish anthrax outbreak

THE number of drug addicts who have died after being infected with anthrax has risen to eight, officials said today.

Another victim claimed by anthrax-contaminated heroin

ANOTHER drug user has tested positive for anthrax after using what is believed to be a contaminated batch of heroin as an outbreak continues to spread, health officials said yesterday.

Archives: 'Scottish Civilian Army' in anthrax scare

A SHADOWY group called the Scottish Civilian Army was behind an anthrax terrorist attack in 1981, according to secret files.

Anthrax claims another addict

A SEVENTH person with anthrax has died as infection among heroin users continues to spread around the country.

Analysis: Symptoms of cutaneous anthrax appear almost immediately

ANTHRAX is an infection that is caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis.

Heroin contaminated with anthrax could kill fifty addicts in Scotland

HEALTH officials fear that a deadly anthrax outbreak could kill up to 50 heroin addicts across Scotland after the epidemic claimed its sixth victim.

Scotland's anthrax outbreak - The story so far

A SEVENTH person with anthrax has died as infection among heroin users continues to spread around the country.

Anthrax threat spreading, say health officials

HEALTH Protection Scotland say that heroin contaminated with anthrax is now spreading throughout Scotland.

Anthrax death toll among heroin addicts hits five as outbreak widens

FIVE heroin users have now died from anthrax, health officials said yesterday.

Deceased heroin user was infected with anthrax, doctors find

A HEROIN user who died in Glasgow last week was infected with anthrax, doctors confirmed last night.

New anthrax fears as further drug user hospitalised

A HEROIN user with possible anthrax poisoning is being treated in hospital, health officials confirmed yesterday.

Anthrax link to death of third Scots drug addict

ANTHRAX may have killed three Scottish drug addicts, it emerged last night.

Health alert after anthrax found in heroin

HEALTH chiefs in the Lothians have been put on alert after a heroin user in Glasgow was found to have anthrax in his system.

Anthrax in heroin kills addict

ANTHRAX has been found in a drug addict who died earlier this week and another who was being treated in hospital last night.

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