Mystery bug kills 5 more heroin addicts.
THE mystery illness which claimed the lives of 15 drug addicts in Glasgow Glasgow, city, Scotland
Glasgow (glăs`gō, –kō, glăz`gō), city (1991 pop. 688,500) and council area, S central Scotland, on the river Clyde. has killed five people in north west England
North West England is one of the nine official regions of England. It has a population of 6,853,200 and comprises five counties of England – Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire. , health officials revealed yesterday.
Two heroin heroin (hĕ`rəwən), opiate drug synthesized from morphine (see narcotic). Originally produced in 1874, it was thought to be not only nonaddictive but useful as a cure for respiratory illness and morphine addiction, and capable of relieving users in Liverpool and three from Manchester have died over the last month from the unidentified illness, bringing the total death toll to 35 in Britain and Ireland.
Victims suffer toxic shock after injecting heroin into muscle and not a vein.
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