cutaneous anthrax


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Related to cutaneous anthrax: Bacillus anthracis, pulmonary anthrax

cutaneous anthrax

[kyü′tā·nē·əs ′an‚thraks]
(medicine)
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In patients with lesions suspected of being cutaneous anthrax, E.
No available data suggest a prolonged latency period for the development of cutaneous anthrax after exposure.
Person-to-person transmission is extremely unlikely and has been reported only with cutaneous anthrax, where discharges from cutaneous lesions are potentially infectious.
Cutaneous anthrax results in a black scab as well as headache, fever, and nausea.
Two infected letters have been found to New York, one to NBC newsreader Tom Brokaw, two of whose staff contracted cutaneous anthrax, and one to the New York Post, where an editorial assistant and a mailroom worker were infected.
II-4 Biological Agents/Diseases with Potential for Biological Warfare II-4 Properties of Biological Agents with Potential for Use as Weapons of Mass Destruction II-5 Anthrax II-6 The Anthrax History II-6 Types of Anthrax II-7 Inhalational AnthraxII-7 Cutaneous Anthrax II-7 Gastrointestinal Anthrax II-7 The Anthrax Symptoms, Treatment, and Vaccination II-7 Smallpox II-8 The Smallpox History II-8 Plague II-9 The Plague History II-9 Types of Plague II-9 Bubonic Plague II-9 Pneumonic Plague II-10 Botulism II-10 Tularemia II-11 The Tularemia HistoryII-12 Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers II-12 Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever II-12 Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever II-13 Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever II-13 Q Fever II-14 Brucellosis II-15 Ricin II-16 Others II-16
A large, gram-positive, rod (bacillus), Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax (Greek for "coal"), named for the black lesions of cutaneous anthrax.
Narinbek Aitkuluev said 9 people with cutaneuos anthrax have been recorded in Osh and 25 people with cutaneous anthrax have been recorded in Jalalabad so far.
The most common is cutaneous anthrax - picked up on the skin from animal hides and accounting for 95 per cent of cases.
Cutaneous anthrax most often affects areas of cuts or abrasions on skin in exposed areas such as the arms, hands, face, and neck.
Mailroom workers in high-profile office buildings now fit the occupational profile for people at risk for contracting cutaneous anthrax.
Seven people are being treated for cutaneous anthrax, the less lethal form of the infection, five of them in New York and two of them postal workers in New Jersey.

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