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Volume 20, Number 9—September 2014

Confirmed Bacillus anthracis Infection among Persons Who Inject Drugs, Scotland, 2009–2010

Malcolm Booth1, Lindsay Donaldson1, Xizhong Cui, Junfeng Sun, Stephen Cole, Susan Dailsey, Andrew Hart, Neil Johns, Paul McConnell, Tina McLennan, Benjamin Parcell, Henry Robb, Benjamin Shippey, Malcolm Sim, Charles Wallis, and Peter Q. EichackerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (M. Booth, L. Donaldson, A. Hart); National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (X. Cui, J. Sun, P.Q. Eichacker); Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, UK (S. Cole, B. Parcell); Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow (S. Dailsey); Queen Margaret and Victoria Hospitals, Dumfermline, Scotland, UK (N. Johns, B. Shippey); Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK (P. McConnell); Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Scotland, UK (T. McLennan); Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, Scotland, UK (H. Robb); Western Infirmary, Glasgow (M. Sim); Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (C. Wallis)

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Table 3

Initial administration of antibacterial drugs to persons who inject drugs and had Bacillus anthracis Infection, Scotland, UK, 2009–2010*

7 + + +
8 + + + +
9 + + + + + + + +
10 + + + +

Total, n = 27 21 (78) 18 (67) 16 (59) 16 (59) 14 (52) 5 (19) 3 (11) 3 (11) 2 (7) 1 (4) 1 (4) 1 (4)

*CLI, clindamycin; CIP, ciprofloxacin; BPC, benzylpenicillin (penicillin G); FLUX, flucloxacillin; MTZ, metronidazole; CRO, ceftriaxone; GEN, gentamicin; VAN, vancomycin; MEM, meropenem; TZP, piperacillin/tazobactam; AMC, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid; AMX, amoxicillin; +, antibacterial drug administered; –, antibacterial drug not administered.
†Patients for whom data were available are numbered in the order in which they sought care during the outbreak.
‡No. (%) patients receiving an antibacterial drug.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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