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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bracho
9 years experience General Practice
Skin, lungs and GI: Anthrax is an infection caused by bacillus anthracis that is usually spread by infected animals or animal products and can manifest itself in three wa ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Skin, GI and lung: Cutaneous, intestinal and pulmonary anthrax are the main types, in increasing order of mortality. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.ni ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
GI- lung-skin: Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous (skin) anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx. The mortality rate for inhalatio ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
A bad one: Anthrax infection is caused by the bacteria bacillus anthracis. It can cause troubles with your lungs and breathing, rashes, and gastrointestinal upse ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A rare one: Very, very few people become infected with anthrax bacteria. Those at risk include people who handle exotic hides, animal researchers, veterinarians, ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on form: The worst form, inhalation anthrax is flu like early with low grade fever, fatigue, non-productive cough, muscle aches, etc.One to 5 days later there ... Read More
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Several: You respiratory flu like illness and skin lesion about 1 inch diameter can become black in center with ulcer and redness around it.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anthrax: Vaccination.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Not guaranteed : Antibiotics are not 100% in getting rid of infections including anthrax. When the disease course is late or fulminant, it becomes harder to treat. Fo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The flu is caused by a virus. Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is an antibiotic, so it can't be used to treat or prevent a viral infection. Anthrax is ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
17 years experience Family Medicine
Answer: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Doxycycline are two of the medications approved for anthrax.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes: It is found in soil and when animals come in contact can become infected and humans can infrequently become infected after coming into contact with in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
1 germ/3-4 forms: There is one anthrax germ that produces human illness based on how it enters the body. Inhaled spores can produce pulmonary anthrax (terrorist act), e ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Route of exposure: If anthrax spores are introduced into the skin, it causes a local sore and ulcer and mortality is limited. Eating contaminate meat causes gastro-intes ... Read More

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