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I am already sick, will anthrax exposure cause severe complications?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You are less likely to get anthrax than getting hit by lightening.
If you are so paranoid, consult your doctor for feasibility of getting vaccinated.

In brief: Yes

You are less likely to get anthrax than getting hit by lightening.
If you are so paranoid, consult your doctor for feasibility of getting vaccinated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

What are you sick with? And how come you will be exposed to anthrax? Do you work in a research lab? Anthrax exposure carries a high chance of acquiring anthrax and eventually dying from it, so i strongly suggest that you do everything possible not to come in contact with it.

In brief: Yes

What are you sick with? And how come you will be exposed to anthrax? Do you work in a research lab? Anthrax exposure carries a high chance of acquiring anthrax and eventually dying from it, so i strongly suggest that you do everything possible not to come in contact with it.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exposure is rare

Risk of exposure is exceedingly low.
Possible at risk populations: people who deal in exotic hides, animal researchers, veterinarians, farm workers and deployed military personnel in event that anthrax is weaponized. If your immunity was already taxed due to a serious health problem - then yes - it could negatively impact ability to heal from anthrax exposure/ infection.

In brief: Exposure is rare

Risk of exposure is exceedingly low.
Possible at risk populations: people who deal in exotic hides, animal researchers, veterinarians, farm workers and deployed military personnel in event that anthrax is weaponized. If your immunity was already taxed due to a serious health problem - then yes - it could negatively impact ability to heal from anthrax exposure/ infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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