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Doctors test injecting drug victims for anthrax

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 27 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1428
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Doctors trying to trace the source of an infection that in recent weeks has killed 11injecting drug users in Scotland have tested tissue samples for the presence of anthrax after reports of a similar case in Norway.

    Although two samples tested at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research at Porton Down in England have shown a weak positive reaction, anthrax has …

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