Anthrax (Infectous disease)
By Jeff Perkins
What is Anthrax and What is it classified as?
Symptoms depend on the route of infection. They can range from a skin ulcer with a dark scab to difficulty breathing.
Antibiotic treatment cures most infections. Inhaled anthrax is harder to treat and can be fatal.
Anthrax is a category A agent.
Signs and Symtoms of Anthrax
Chain of Infection
Antibiotic treatment cures most infections. Inhaled anthrax is harder to treat and can be fatal. Anthrax must be treated by a medical professional.
Prescriptions for Anthrax are Tetracycline, Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Levofloxacin (Levaquin), Doxycycline, Penicillin G (Pfizerpen)
Anthrax Incubation Period
The incubation period is usually 1 day for cutaneous anthrax and 1–7 days for pulmonary anthrax. Mass exposures may have incubation periods up to 60 days for pulmonary anthrax which is from breathing in anthrax pores.