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What sort of problem is an anthrax infection?
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: A bad one
Anthrax infection is caused by the bacteria bacillus anthracis.
It can cause troubles with your lungs and breathing, rashes, and gastrointestinal upset, among other symptoms. The concern nowadays is that it can be used as a weapon in spore form (e.g. Through the mail). Thankfully, it can be treated with antibiotics.

In brief: A bad one
Anthrax infection is caused by the bacteria bacillus anthracis.
It can cause troubles with your lungs and breathing, rashes, and gastrointestinal upset, among other symptoms. The concern nowadays is that it can be used as a weapon in spore form (e.g. Through the mail). Thankfully, it can be treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A rare one
Very, very few people become infected with anthrax bacteria.
Those at risk include people who handle exotic hides, animal researchers, veterinarians, farm workers and military personnel to be deployed in an area with potential for weaponized anthrax. It is a serious infection and the various forms have different fatality rates. It is also a threat in regards to inducing mass public fear.

In brief: A rare one
Very, very few people become infected with anthrax bacteria.
Those at risk include people who handle exotic hides, animal researchers, veterinarians, farm workers and military personnel to be deployed in an area with potential for weaponized anthrax. It is a serious infection and the various forms have different fatality rates. It is also a threat in regards to inducing mass public fear.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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