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What is anthrax?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Bacterial infection

Infectious disease caused by bacteria called bacillus anthracis.
Called woolsorter's disease because those at highest risk work around hoofed animals such as sheep, cattle, goats. Infection in humans most often involves the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs. Can be treated with certain antibiotics. Can be fatal if not treated.

In brief: Bacterial infection

Infectious disease caused by bacteria called bacillus anthracis.
Called woolsorter's disease because those at highest risk work around hoofed animals such as sheep, cattle, goats. Infection in humans most often involves the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs. Can be treated with certain antibiotics. Can be fatal if not treated.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bacteria

It is a spore forming bacteria causing certain types of skin, inhalation, and ingestional illnesses.

In brief: Bacteria

It is a spore forming bacteria causing certain types of skin, inhalation, and ingestional illnesses.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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