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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. 

Prevention and Treatment Recommendations

Clinical Framework and Medical Countermeasure Use During an Anthrax Mass-Casualty Incident: CDC Recommendations (2015)

Antimicrobial Treatment for Systemic Anthrax: Analysis of Cases from 1945 to 2014 Identified Through a Systematic Literature Review (2015)

Antitoxin Treatment of Inhalation Anthrax: A Systematic Review (2015)

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System: Case Definitions (2010)

Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax in Adults (2014): Results of CDC Expert Panels

EID Journal (2014): Special Considerations for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Pediatric Anthrax Management (2014): Executive Summary   Clinical Report

CDC Guidance (2013): Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA) Post-Exposure Prioritization

Medscape Commentaries