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Anthrax That Affects the GI Tract

Gastrointestinal Anthrax

Gastrointestinal anthrax occurs with the consumption of contaminated meat. This anthrax type is characterized by an acute inflammation of the intestinal tract. Symptoms can include:
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Vomiting blood.
Gastrointestinal anthrax results in death in 25 to 60 percent of cases.

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