Junkie dies from Anthrax mixed with heroin Telegraph A man has died after injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax, health officials have revealed. The Health Protection Agency said that a person who injected drugs died from the bacterial infection in hospital in Blackpool. NHS Blackpool said heroin, or a contaminated cutting agent mixed with it, was the most likely source of the fatal infection. The death follows a spate of cases in Europe since early June, and the death of a drug user in Scotland last month. The agency said the source of the infection was presumed to be contaminated heroin and it was "unclear" whether the two British cases were linked to a European outbreak. Man dies injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax - Telegraph Hope more go the same way, no sympathy.