Anthrax In Heroin Kills Eight In Europe: Report

03/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) -- Eight people have died of anthrax infection from using suspected contaminated heroin, European health authorities said on Saturday, and one expert advised users to stop taking the narcotic immediately.

Authorities said they believed a batch of heroin is circulating in Europe that is contaminated with anthrax, a fairly common bacteria whose spores can be used as a biological weapon.

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