Mystery bug kills 5 more heroin addicts.
Two heroin 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.
Professor John Ashton, regional director of public health, said: "We have found no pattern in where patients live or their heroin supply."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jun 9, 2000|
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