Anthrax - Cutaneous o People get this by picking up...

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Spore-forming bacteria Fairly common in North America   outbreaks often Can survive for a long time o Curse of King Tut’s tomb Spores become aerosolized = can be breathed in Will affect every living creature who ingests it (people and animals) Incubation period = 1 to 14 days 3 states : Preacute o Very devastating form, can’t even diagnose it o Within 12 hours of symptoms = animal is dead o When animal dies = bloating occurs
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Unformatted text preview: Cutaneous o People get this by picking up infected animals or by handling infected carcasses Acute High mortality (100%) --- No morbidity Kills extremely rapidly Fairly common in third-world countries ingested form ** People will find a recently dead animal and cook it, eat the meat Treatment : ANTHRAX Vaccine areas that are relatively prone to the disease routinely test for it...
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