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What is inhalation anthrax?

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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How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose anthrax?
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Prepare for your appointment by making a note of all your symptoms, and any medications that you are...
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How common is anthrax?
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Anthrax is uncommon in the United States. There have only been 22 confirmed cases since December 5, ...
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Is anthrax serious?
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Anthrax is a serious illness. Complications from the disease can lead to inflammation in the areas s...
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What is anthrax?
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Anthrax is a serious disease caused by bacteria called Bacillus anthracis. There are three types of ...
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