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Female doctor smiling at camera with group of doctors looking over a chart in the background 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 Recommendations for the Treatment of Anthrax

Updated clinical recommendations for anthrax in adults, pregnant and postpartum women, and children were released in 2014. These articles describe in detail recommendations for preventing anthrax, evaluating patients, and treating patients with anthrax:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expert Panel Meetings on Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax in Adults

Special Considerations for Treatment of Anthrax in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Pediatric Anthrax Clinical Management: Executive Summary

Clinical Report: Pediatric Anthrax Clinical Management

 
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