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What do I need to know about caring for someone with anthrax?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

When caring for someone with anthrax, remember to offer both emotional and physical support. Anthrax can be life threatening, and dealing with the disease can be stressful. Anthrax is a serious illness, which can cause pain, vomiting and fever. A person with anthrax may also have difficulty breathing. It may help to attend doctor appointments with the person suffering from anthrax. Also, encourage the person to rest and to take their medication as directed.

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