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Black disease is also increasing because fluke infestation is spreading from its previous hotspots into areas that have not seen a problem in 30 years.
Sharon, 29, and Big Issue vendor Morag, who was in her 20s, developed the black disease after being weakened by infection from the bug clostridium in the heroin.
But the bug, called Black Disease by vets who often encounter it in animals, has never before been linked to junkies.
Within hours of injecting the poisoned heroin, addicts developed black disease, suffered organ failure, their skin turned black and they suffered an agonising death.
Addicts die in agnoy from the so-called Black Disease within hours of injecting the lethal heroin.