Human Athrax Cases in Scotland. Multiple Heroin Addicts infected! 1 Death. Newslink

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8419113.stm

OK, several years ago, I postulated that illegal drug imports would be a way to unleash a bioweapon.

Is this what we are seeing here? Anthrax cases are damn rare.

To be honest, I don’t think that a bioweapon attack against the West would be particularly effective if it was primarily targeting Scottish junkies. Don’t worry Bosda, you’ll be safe in Tennessee.

Although it can’t be ruled out from what’s in the article, I think it is highly unlikely that this is a bioweapon attack. Bacillus anthracis (the causative agent of anthrax) is a soil bacterium and it is everywhere. I wouldn’t imagine that heroin production is the cleanest process, so it probably is a contamination but more along the lines of just dirt in the product. Another source could be needles picked up off the ground and used.