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How many different types of anthrax are there?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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), eating raw meat or dairy from infected animals can produce mouth & throat or gastrointestinal anthrax.Spores that are scratched into the skin surface can produce a skin sore.See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax.

In brief: 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), eating raw meat or dairy from infected animals can produce mouth & throat or gastrointestinal anthrax.Spores that are scratched into the skin surface can produce a skin sore.See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Three

Skin from scratches.
Mouth / gastrointestinal from eating contaminated food. Respiratory from inhalation of spores (contaminated wool, terrorist).

In brief: Three

Skin from scratches.
Mouth / gastrointestinal from eating contaminated food. Respiratory from inhalation of spores (contaminated wool, terrorist).
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Skin and

Skin and respiratory.

In brief: Skin and

Skin and respiratory.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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