People Who Handle Animal Products

sheep bearing sheared for it's wool

Any person who is exposed to the bacteria that causes anthrax can get the disease. People in certain occupational or environmental settings, however, may face an increased risk of exposure.

People can develop anthrax after having contact with infected animals or their products, such as wool, hides, or hair. While such instances are rare, they can occur.

Below is additional information for people who work with animal products: