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5 Facts you should know about

Anthrax

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1

Can occur in four forms:

skin, lungs, intestinal, and injection.

2

Symptom onset occurs between one day to over two months

after the infection is contracted.

3

Skin infections represent more than 95% of cases -

without treatment, the risk of death from skin anthrax is 25%.

4

Does not typically spread directly between people.

5

Human anthrax is most common in Africa

and central and southern Asia.

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