South Scotland

Blood poisoning warning to Dumfries and Galloway drug users

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has issued a warning to intravenous drug users after a number of cases of blood poisoning in the region.

A spokesperson said it was in response to incidents over the last two months.

Posters carrying a warning message have been issued and NHS Dumfries and Galloway said it was working with the specialist drug and alcohol service to promote "safer injecting".

A meeting is also planned to "recommend any further measures as appropriate."

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