Anthrax infection kills UK drug user
on 08/03/2013 13:02:31
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said a person who injected heroin died in Suffolk.
There has been a small outbreak of cases in Europe, with 13 cases identified by health officials since June last year.
Seven of the cases have occurred in the UK, including one in Scotland and one in Wales.
Four of the five people who contracted the bacterial infection in England have died, experts said.
The HPA said the source of the infection is presumed to be contaminated heroin.