Anthrax found in dead heroin user from Glasgow

Anthrax has been found in two heroin users from Glasgow – one of whom has died in hospital.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said the man died in the city’s Victoria Infirmary on Wednesday. A woman being treated there has also tested positive.
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A second man with “serious soft tissue infections” is being tested at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Police believe contaminated heroin or a contaminated cutting agent may be responsible for the infections.