What is anthrax?
A person with anthrax has a rare infection of the lungs, intestine or skin caused by bacteria, Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax has become more widely known due to its potential for use as an agent of bioterrorism.
What are the symptoms of anthrax?
Symptoms of anthrax depend on location of infection. Lung infection will cause cough and breathing difficulty. Intestinal infection will cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Skin infection will cause a skin ulcer.
How does the doctor treat anthrax?
The infection of anthrax in the lungs or intestines is life threatening and requires treatment with antibiotics. Skin infections respond well to treatment with antibiotics.
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