All types of anthrax can be prevented and treated with antibiotics. There is a vaccine licensed to prevent anthrax, but it is only recommended for routine use in certain groups of at-risk adults. If someone has symptoms of anthrax, it’s important to get medical care as quickly as possible to have the best chances of a full recovery.
NEW: Updated CDC Recommendations for the Treatment of Anthrax
Recommendations for preventing and treating anthrax in adults were released in 2014. Appearing in Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, these articles describe in detail recommendations for preventing anthrax, evaluating patients, and treating patients with anthrax: