An Outbreak of Anthrax Among Drug Users in Scotland, December 2009 to December 2010. A report on behalf of the National Anthrax Outbreak Control Team.

Publication Date: 28 December 2011

This report summarises the events associated with the investigation and management of the anthrax outbreak involving drug users in Scotland between December 2009 and December 2010.

The report describes the investigations; the epidemiology of the outbreak; action taken and the lessons identified; from the challenges of diagnosis and clinical management of a new presentation of anthrax, to managing effective communication with a hard-to-access vulnerable group of drug users.

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