black disease


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black disease

[′blak di′zēz]
(veterinary medicine)
Necrotic hepatitis of sheep, resulting from infection with Clostridium novyi type B, with the necessary conditions for the growth of the clostridia provided by the damaged liver tissue produced by the fluke Fasciola hepatica.
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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.
Within hours of injecting the poisoned heroin, addicts developed black disease, suffered organ failure, their skin turned black and they suffered an agonising death.
In 2006, AIDS in America is a Black disease," said Phill Wilson, Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute.
Addicts die in agnoy from the so-called Black Disease within hours of injecting the lethal heroin.