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What are the symptoms of anthrax?

Asked by C. Gray, Last updated: Mar 13, 2021

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K. Keturah

K. Keturah

K. Keturah
K. Keturah

Answered Apr 01, 2020

Anthrax has a number of symptoms. The type of symptom that one experiences can vary on how the person is infected and the type of anthrax infection they have. One type of anthrax infection is called the cutaneous anthrax infection. This has symptoms such as bump-like itchiness. It is similar to an itch of a bite from an insect.

A person with this type of infection may also experience swelling on their lymph glands. Another type of anthrax infection is gastrointestinal anthrax. Symptoms of this type of infection include nausea, headaches, and pain in the abdomen. There is also pulmonary anthrax infections, which have symptoms like issues swallowing and shortness of breath.

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E. Reyes

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Answered Mar 22, 2020

Anthrax is the name of a disease caused by a bacterium known as Bacillus anthracis. Although anthrax is mostly gotten by livestock, human beings can also be infected through direct contact with an infected animal, and it can also be gotten through indirect contact with an infected animal.

The various symptoms of anthrax depend mainly on how you are infected by the disease. In other words, this means the symptoms you will be showing depend on the nature of the anthrax infection you have. For instance, the common symptoms for a cutaneous anthrax infection are; the appearance of an itchy bump-like formation that looks like the one you have when got bitten by an insect, you might also experience the swelling of lymph glands.

For Gastrointestinal anthrax, the common symptoms are vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite. For pulmonary anthrax, the common symptoms are shortness of breath, painful swallowing, and nausea.

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