Tag: Health Protection Agency

Heroin users warned after second anthrax death

Hospitals and walk-in clinics across the UK warned to expect further cases after second drug user dies in Blackpool Amelia Hill guardian.co.uk, Monday 10 September 2012 12.35 EDT Anthrax bacteria: drug users may become infected when injecting, smoking or snorting heroin contaminated with spores. Photograph: Smc Images/Getty Images A […]

Anthrax cellular entry point uncovered

Discovering the anthrax-Mac-1 gateway is a milestone in the ongoing efforts to protect humans from bioterrorism and bio-warfare BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The long-sought-after biological “gateway” that anthrax uses to enter healthy cells has been uncovered by microbiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Anthrax spores enter […]