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What increases my risk for anthrax?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Since anthrax is commonly spread from contact with infected animals, your risk is increased if you regular contact with livestock, and animal products. If you are a veterinarian, you may also have a greater risk for anthrax.

Your risk for contracting anthrax is also increased if you are in the military. There is a possibility that you may be sent to serve in a high-risk area.

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