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How common is anthrax?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Anthrax is uncommon in the United States. There have only been 22 confirmed cases since December 5, 2001. Anthrax may be common in other countries, and preventive measures need to be taken when traveling abroad.

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