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What is inhalation anthrax?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Inhalation, or pulmonary, anthrax happens when you inhale anthrax spores. Although symptoms may be mild at first, symptoms typically become so severe that death often results. Inhalation anthrax is very rare.

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