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ANTHRAX ANTHRAX D. Goldberg, MD Ped ID Service WRAMC
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Anthrax Anthrax Etiology- Bacillus anthracis toxin producing gram positive encapsulated spore forming non motile rod
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Anthrax Anthrax
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Anthrax Anthrax zoonotic disease-spores found on skin/hides carcasses of goats, cattle, horses, buffalo, sheep. Spread thru contaminated meat, feed, soil agricultural disease-spores found in soil and remain viable for up to 40 years incubation period is 1-7 (2-5) days
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Anthrax- Anthrax- Inhalation-18 cases/US 1900-1978 Cutaneous-2000 cases/yr 244 cases/US 1944-1994 Gastrointestinal-occasional outbreaks
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Anthrax Anthrax Sverdlovsk (1979)-79 cases /68 deaths due to accidental aerosolized release WHO (1970)-50 kg aersolized over rban population would lead to 100,000 deaths US Congress (1993)-100 kg lead to 130,000-3 million deaths
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Anthrax Anthrax Cinical- Three forms: Cutaneous Gastrointestinal- oropharyngeal/abdominal Inhalational
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Anthrax-Cutaneous Anthrax-Cutaneous
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