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11 Jan 2010 Further Anthrax Cases Confirmed

Two additional cases of anthrax, one of whom has died, have been confirmed in drug users in Scotland, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in this outbreak to fourteen. The number of deaths is now at seven.

One of the latest confirmed cases occurred in the NHS Fife area, marking a further geographical spread of the cases. The confirmed case who died was in the NHS Tayside area.