Investigation of inhalation anthrax case, United States.
Griffith-J; Blaney-D; Shadomy-S; Lehman-M; Pesik-N; Tostenson-S; Delaney-L; Tiller-R; DeVries-A; Gomez-T; Sullivan-M; Blackmore-C; Stanek-D; Lynfield-R; Anthrax Investigation Team
Emerg Infect Dis 2014 Feb; 20(2):280-283
Inhalation anthrax occurred in a man who vacationed in 4 US states where anthrax is enzootic. Despite an extensive multi-agency investigation, the specific source was not detected, and no additional related human or animal cases were found. Although rare, inhalation anthrax can occur naturally in the United States.
Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Inhalants; Animals; Animal-products; Infection-control; Vegetation; Soil-bacteria; Contaminated-food; Exposure-assessment; Humans; Case-studies; Zoonoses
Emerging Infectious Diseases