Anthrax claims another addict

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

Another case was confirmed in the NHS Fife area yesterday, bringing the total number of infected people to 14, Health Protection Scotland said.

The outbreak began in Glasgow but doctors now believe contaminated heroin is circulating Scotland. The latest person to die was from the NHS Tayside area, where one other person with anthrax has died.

Four people with anthrax have died in the Glasgow area and one in the Forth Valley region.

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