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Former addict on injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax

5 October 2012 Last updated at 12:37 BST

A recovering heroin addict has told BBC Radio 5 live that the Government's advice to drug users about the risk of anthrax will not have any effect.

There have been 11 cases of the disease among drug-users across Europe since June this year.

Cath contracted anthrax after injecting contaminated heroin and, speaking to Chris Warburton, said she knew about the risk.

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