Anthrax is an infection caused by bacteria transmitted from animals. It causes three kinds of diseases; cutaneous or skin anthrax, inhalation anthrax, and gastrointestinal anthrax. Symptoms include boils, ulcers, chronic cold and flu, vomiting of blood, severe diarrhea, and acute inflammation of the intestinal tract and loss of appetite.
HOW IS ANTHRAX DIAGNOSED?
Anthrax can be diagnosed in one of the following ways:• Blood Test• Chest X ray• Pulmonary or Lung Test• Skin Smear Tests• Throat Swabs
HOW IS ANTHRAX TREATED?
Early treatment and intervention can cure Anthrax. The cutaneous anthrax is treated with common antibiotics. The pulmonary anthrax is a medical emergency. Therapy involving intravenous antibiotics may be lifesaving.
DID YOU KNOW?
Anthrax commonly affects domestic and wild animals.