At a Glance
There is a vaccine to prevent anthrax, but it is not yet available for the general public. Anyone who may be exposed to anthrax, including certain members of the U.S. armed forces, laboratory workers, and workers who may enter or re-enter contaminated areas, may get the vaccine. Also, in the event of an anthrax attack, people exposed would get the vaccine.
- CDC's Main Anthrax Website
- Brief Description
Symptoms, treatment, transmission, etc.
- Pictures of Anthrax
Warning: Some of these photos are quite graphic.
- Preparation & Planning
- Detection & Response
As with all vaccines, there can be minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue or a vague feeling of discomfort.
- Guidance for Health Care Providers
- Exposure Management/Prophylaxis
- Lab Testing
- Workplace Safety
- ACIP Recommendations Updated July 2010
- Package inserts (BioThrax, and more package inserts...) Feb 2010
- Types of anthrax
- Treatment with specific drugs
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
- Antrax - Entendiendo la enfermedad (Spanish materials)
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