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5 Facts you should know about

Anthrax

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Anthrax can occur in 4 forms: skin, lungs, intestinal, and injection

2

Symptom onset occurs between 1 day and more than 2 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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