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Cutaneous anthrax associated with drum making using goat hides from West Africa - Connecticut, 2007.

Authors
Stratidis-J; LeRoy-S; Barden-D; Kelley-K; Fontana-J; Purviance-K; Cartter-M; Hadler-J; Glynn-K; Hoffmaster-A; Guerra-M; Shadomy-S; Smith-T; Marston-C; Martinez-K; Guh-A
Source
MMWR 2008 Jun; 57(23):628-631
NIOSHTIC No.
20033947
Abstract
On August 29, 2007, the Connecticut Department of Public Health was notified by a physician of suspect cutaneous anthrax involving a drum maker and one of his three children. The drum maker had been working with untreated goat hides from Guinea in West Africa. This report summarizes results of the joint epidemiologic and environmental investigation conducted by public health officials, environmental agencies, and law enforcement authorities. The investigation revealed that the drum maker was exposed while working with a contaminated goat hide from Guinea and that his workplace and home were contaminated with anthrax. His child was most likely exposed from cross-contamination of the home. The findings underscore the potential hazard of working with untreated animal hides from areas with epizootic anthrax and the potential for secondary cases from environmental contamination.
Keywords
Infectious-diseases; Bacterial-disease; Animal-products; Microorganisms; Biological-warfare-agents; Environmental-contamination; Epidemiology; Exposure-assessment; Medical-treatment; Region-1; Disease-incidence; Occupational-exposure; Public-health; Decontamination; Sampling; Prophylaxis; Children; Disease-prevention; Disease-transmission
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20080613
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
23
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
EPRO
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
CT; GA; OH
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