The prophylaxis and treatment of anthrax.

  title={The prophylaxis and treatment of anthrax.},
  author={Itzhak Brook},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  volume={20 5},
  • Itzhak Brook
  • Published 2002 in International journal of antimicrobial agents
Bacillus anthracis infection can occur in three forms: cutaneous, gastrointestinal and inhalation depending on the mode of infection. Anthrax is a zoonotic disease but the inhalation form can also be used as a biological warfare agent. The recent mail spread outbreak of bioterrorism-related infections in the USA prompted the introduction of specific guidelines by the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Postexposure prophylaxis is indicated to prevent inhalational anthrax, and… CONTINUE READING


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