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Is anthrax in the soil all around us?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Soil born spores

Anthrax spores are soil born.
They can be ingested by herbivor mammals. These mammals can subsequently be eaten by carnivorous mammals. People can come in contact with infected hides or meat. Animal outbreaks are most often seen in undeveloped countries.

In brief: Soil born spores

Anthrax spores are soil born.
They can be ingested by herbivor mammals. These mammals can subsequently be eaten by carnivorous mammals. People can come in contact with infected hides or meat. Animal outbreaks are most often seen in undeveloped countries.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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 infected animals.

In brief: 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 infected animals.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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