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Does anthrax effect children or the elderly different than healthy adults?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The very young and elderly are typically affected more so and have higher rates of loss of life or prolonged recovery by any serious infection.

In brief: Yes

The very young and elderly are typically affected more so and have higher rates of loss of life or prolonged recovery by any serious infection.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Possibly

If your immune system is less mature or weak as in children or elderly adults, respectively, the symptoms may be more severe.
Certainly the vaccine is only given to healthy adults for this reason.

In brief: Possibly

If your immune system is less mature or weak as in children or elderly adults, respectively, the symptoms may be more severe.
Certainly the vaccine is only given to healthy adults for this reason.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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