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Health Protection Agency, Health Protection Scotland, National Public Health Service for Wales, Communicable disease surveillance centre Northern Ireland, Centre for research on drugs and drug behaviour, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. (2007) Shooting up: infections among injecting drug users in the United Kingdom 2006: An update: October 2007. London: Health Protection Agency.

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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. Includes data on risk patterns and behaviours, conclusion and recommendations.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
2007
Call No
GH16.12.20, TL4.10.4
Pages
32 p.
Publisher
Health Protection Agency
Corporate Creators
Health Protection Agency, Health Protection Scotland, National Public Health Service for Wales, Communicable disease surveillance centre Northern Ireland, Centre for research on drugs and drug behaviour, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Place of Publication
London
ISBN
978-0-901144-95-9
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4093 (Available)

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