It is a rare but serious bacterial illness which can occur in four forms: skin, inhalation, intestinal and injection. The symptoms are: 1.Cold/Flu 2.Vomiting of blood, diarrhea, acute inflammation of intestine, loss of appetite 3.Skin lesions with pain
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?
The most deadly form of anthrax is inhalation anthrax, which produces toxins that may cause death.