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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.


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
Keywords:AOD use, blood-borne diseases, hepatitis antibodies, HIV infection, intravenous drug user, intravenous injection, United Kingdom
Notes:Includes an appendix and bibliographical references.
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Accession Number:HRB 4093 (Available)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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