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Tinder, Jay, “Fears rise that Scotland anthrax outbreak spreading,” http://www.bioprepwatch.com/news/211557-fears-rise-that-scotland-anthrax-outbreak-spreading, January 8, 2010.
- “The anthrax outbreak among intravenous drug users in Scotland has now caused six deaths and infected a total of 12 people, health officials have revealed.”
- “‘It is highly probable that the contamination of heroin by anthrax is accidental,” Gordon Meldrum, director general of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, said in a statement. “Production processes (of heroin) can be basic and often be conducted in areas where there is contamination from animal carcasses or feces.”