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Anthrax Death From Contaminated Heroin

Anthrax death confirmed in Blackpool
Death of drug user may be linked to second pan-European outbreak suspected of being caused by contaminated heroin

source:the guardian

A drug user has died of anthrax in hospital in Blackpool, triggering concerns of a second outbreak of death and serious illness among injecting heroin users in Britain.

A drug user was hospitalised in Lanarkshire, Scotland, last month and health watchdogs are trying to establish whether the incidents are linked to a pan-European outbreak suspected of being caused by contaminated heroin. Since early June, three cases have been reported in Germany, two in Denmark and one in France.

Anthrax among drug users was considered to be very rare – before an outbreak between 2009-10, mainly in Scotland, only one previous case had been reported, in Norway in 2000. Fourteen people died out of 119 confirmed cases in Scotland in the last outbreak. In England, there were five confirmed cases, including four deaths,including one in Blackpool, 24-year-old Shane Brown.

Although they have not officially been linked, European health experts say the recent cases could have come from the same batch of contaminated heroin in the 2009-10 outbreak.

Dilys Morgan, an expert at the Health Protection Agency in England and Wales, said: "It's likely that further cases among PWID [people who inject drugs] will be identified as part of the ongoing outbreak in EU countries. The Department of Health has alerted the NHS of the possibility of people who are injecting drugs presenting to emergency departments and walk-in clinics, with symptoms suggestive of anthrax.

"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 are no delays in providing the necessary treatment."

Anthrax is a serious bacterial infection. The disease occurs most often among wild and domestic animals in Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. It is not known exactly how long symptoms can take to develop following the use of contaminated heroin, but in most cases during the 2009-10 outbreak, symptoms started within one to seven days of taking heroin.






source:the telegraph
The Health Protection Agency said that a person who injected drugs died from the bacterial infection in hospital in Blackpool.
NHS Blackpool said heroin, or a contaminated cutting agent mixed with it, was the most likely source of the fatal infection.
The death follows a spate of cases in Europe since early June, and the death of a drug user in Scotland last month.
The agency said the source of the infection was presumed to be contaminated heroin and it was "unclear" whether the two British cases were linked to a European outbreak.
Anthrax is primarily found in herbivorous mammals, such as cattle, sheep and goats, and can be cured in humans with antibiotics if treatment is started early enough.


It normally infects humans when they inhale or ingest anthrax spores, and cannot be passed from person to person.
Dr Dilys Morgan, an HPA expert in zoonotic infections - diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans - said it was likely that further cases would be found among people who inject drugs (PWID).
She added: "The Department of Health has alerted the NHS of the possibility of PWID presenting to emergency departments and walk-in clinics, with symptoms suggestive of anthrax.
"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 are no delays in providing the necessary treatment."
There have been seven confirmed cases of the infection since June - one in Scotland, three in Germany, two in Denmark, and one in France.
They are the first cases of anthrax among drug users in Europe since an outbreak in 2009 and 2010 that claimed 14 lives and saw 119 cases in Scotland, five cases in England and two cases in Germany.
Drug users can become infected when heroin is contaminated with anthrax spores, which can survive for years.

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Oh my God.
The government is doing it to wipe out the junkies. AIDS did not work, so...

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Oh my God.
The government is doing it to wipe out the junkies. AIDS did not work, so...
It's bad, but I'm actually starting to think the government is really out to kill all the people they consider "unworthy."

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heroin is bad news unless you're terminally ill and need pain relief.
then it would be pure.
the stuff you would get here in blackpool i don't think would be.

anthrax is pretty exotic as an adulterant. you hear of brick dust or milk powder, not something that is a notifiable disease and will cause the culling of many livestock if you have an outbreak on a farm.

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Hmm... over 90% of worlds heroine comes from afghanistan...al qaeda is in afghanistan...al qaeda uses anthrax... crazy terrorist attack against the world? I think so

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al qaeda uses anthrax...
When?
Where?
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Links please!

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It could also be do gooder trying to kill all of the junkies, although he or she would have to be a busy creature!

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Anthrax death confirmed in Blackpool
Death of drug user may be linked to second pan-European outbreak suspected of being caused by contaminated heroin

source:the guardian

A drug user has died of anthrax in hospital in Blackpool, triggering concerns of a second outbreak of death and serious illness among injecting heroin users in Britain.

A drug user was hospitalised in Lanarkshire, Scotland, last month and health watchdogs are trying to establish whether the incidents are linked to a pan-European outbreak suspected of being caused by contaminated heroin. Since early June, three cases have been reported in Germany, two in Denmark and one in France.

Anthrax among drug users was considered to be very rare – before an outbreak between 2009-10, mainly in Scotland, only one previous case had been reported, in Norway in 2000. Fourteen people died out of 119 confirmed cases in Scotland in the last outbreak. In England, there were five confirmed cases, including four deaths,including one in Blackpool, 24-year-old Shane Brown.

Although they have not officially been linked, European health experts say the recent cases could have come from the same batch of contaminated heroin in the 2009-10 outbreak.

Dilys Morgan, an expert at the Health Protection Agency in England and Wales, said: "It's likely that further cases among PWID [people who inject drugs] will be identified as part of the ongoing outbreak in EU countries. The Department of Health has alerted the NHS of the possibility of people who are injecting drugs presenting to emergency departments and walk-in clinics, with symptoms suggestive of anthrax.

"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 are no delays in providing the necessary treatment."

Anthrax is a serious bacterial infection. The disease occurs most often among wild and domestic animals in Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. It is not known exactly how long symptoms can take to develop following the use of contaminated heroin, but in most cases during the 2009-10 outbreak, symptoms started within one to seven days of taking heroin.






source:the telegraph
The Health Protection Agency said that a person who injected drugs died from the bacterial infection in hospital in Blackpool.
NHS Blackpool said heroin, or a contaminated cutting agent mixed with it, was the most likely source of the fatal infection.
The death follows a spate of cases in Europe since early June, and the death of a drug user in Scotland last month.
The agency said the source of the infection was presumed to be contaminated heroin and it was "unclear" whether the two British cases were linked to a European outbreak.
Anthrax is primarily found in herbivorous mammals, such as cattle, sheep and goats, and can be cured in humans with antibiotics if treatment is started early enough.


It normally infects humans when they inhale or ingest anthrax spores, and cannot be passed from person to person.
Dr Dilys Morgan, an HPA expert in zoonotic infections - diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans - said it was likely that further cases would be found among people who inject drugs (PWID).
She added: "The Department of Health has alerted the NHS of the possibility of PWID presenting to emergency departments and walk-in clinics, with symptoms suggestive of anthrax.
"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 are no delays in providing the necessary treatment."
There have been seven confirmed cases of the infection since June - one in Scotland, three in Germany, two in Denmark, and one in France.
They are the first cases of anthrax among drug users in Europe since an outbreak in 2009 and 2010 that claimed 14 lives and saw 119 cases in Scotland, five cases in England and two cases in Germany.
Drug users can become infected when heroin is contaminated with anthrax spores, which can survive for years.

That picture alone should be a deterrent. It looks like dirt.

I like the word, "pwid". I'll have to find a use for it.

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die junkie

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