Anthrax kills drug user

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A FYLDE coast drug user has died after being infected with anthrax, health experts said.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirmed the man from Kirkham, who injected the drugs, died in hospital in Blackpool.

The news comes after a spate of cases in Europe were reported since early June.

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

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