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United Kingdom: Department of Health and Social Security, Health Protection Agency. (2005) Shooting up: infections among injecting drug users in the United Kingdom 2004. An update: October 2005. London: Department of Health and Social Security.

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This report looks at the following key points: the prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis A, B & C, HTLV-II infection amongst injecting drug users (IDU's); vaccination and prison vaccine programmes; crack-cocaine users and infection; sharing and usage of injecting equipment; incidents of wound botulism, Staphylococcus aureus and severe group A streptococcal infection and contamination of heroin. Priorities for the commissioning of services for drug users are listed as are priorities for public health surveillance development and research. Includes data on risk patterns and behaviours, conclusion and recommendations.


Date:2005
Call No:GH16.12.20,
Pages:24 p.
Publisher:Department of Health and Social Security
Corporate Creators:United Kingdom: Department of Health and Social Security, Health Protection Agency
Place of Publication:London
ISBN:0-901144-76-2
Keywords:AODD, crack cocaine, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, heroin, HIV infection, HIV infection, infection, intravenous injection, needle sharing, skin infection, staphylococcal infection, streptococcal infection, United Kingdom
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Accession Number:HRB 3379 (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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