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Nov 1, 2016 2:41 PM

NH DPHS: 4 invasive bacterial infection cases linked to heroin injections

Four active injection heroin users from Southern/Central New Hampshire have been diagnosed with an invasive bacterial infection, according to the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS).

The four cases of invasive Group A Streptococcal bacteremia all involved males who were active injection heroin users, and had been presented to healthcare in the last 10 days.

It is unclear if these cases are connected, but injection drug use is a risk factor for invasive bacterial infections, NH DPHS said.

NH DPHS is investigating further to determine if these infections are related.

For more information visit the alert sent out by NH DPHS.

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