Former addict on injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax


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.

To listen to other 5 live stories, please visit the Best Bits page.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.