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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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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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