How common is anthrax, and who can get it?
Anthrax is most common in agricultural regions where it occurs in animals. These include South and Central America, Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. When anthrax affects humans, it is usually due to an occupational exposure to infected animals or their products. Workers who are exposed to dead animals and animal products from other countries where anthrax is more common may become infected with Bacillus anthracis (industrial anthrax). Anthrax in wild livestock has occurred in the United States.

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1. What is anthrax?
2. Why has anthrax become a current issue?
3. How common is anthrax, and who can get it?
4. How is anthrax transmitted?
5. What are the symptoms of anthrax?
6. Where is anthrax usually found?
7. Can anthrax be spread from person-to-person?
8. Is there an incubation period for the infection?
9. Is there a way to prevent infection?
10. What is the anthrax vaccine?
11. Who should get vaccinated against anthrax?
12. What is the protocol for anthrax vaccination?
13. Are there adverse reactions to the anthrax vaccine?
14. Should I ask my physician for prophylactic treatment?
15. How is anthrax diagnosed?
16. Is there a treatment for anthrax?
17. If I believe I have been exposed, who should I contact?
18. Where can I get more information about the recent Department of Defense decision to require men and women in the Armed Services to be vaccinated against anthrax?
19. Where can I obtain more information about anthrax?