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Drug user dies after being infected with anthrax

A drug user in Suffolk has died after being infected with anthrax.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the person died from injecting heroin infected with anthrax spores.

It follows a number of cases in Europe, with 13 cases identified by health officials since June last year.

The HPA said the source of the infection is presumed to be contaminated heroin.

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