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Anthrax

Anthrax occurs among grazing animals in many parts of the world, including livestock in parts of New South Wales. Anthrax is a very rare disease in humans. In NSW, only three cases of human anthrax have been reported since 1982.

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Anthrax - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Anthrax is a bacterial disease that targets sheep, cattle and other hoofed herbivores (grass eating animals) like goats and horses. Occasionally anthrax infects humans. Anthrax is a rare hazard for anyone who works with livestock or their by-products including farmers,...

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Anthrax Information for Contacts Farms and similar settings

This is a factsheet for people who may have been exposed to anthrax in a farm setting or through other contact with infected animals or animal products in New South Wales.

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Anthrax - Lab Tests Online AU

Anthrax is an infection caused by a bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. The infection can take three forms depending on the affected part of the body: cutaneous (on the skin), inhalational, and gastrointestinal. B. anthracis is a spore-forming microorganism that lives in the soil. The spore is extremely hardy and can lie dormant yet alive for many years. The bacterium primarily infects wild and domesticated grazing animals, such as cattle, sheep, and goats. Humans can then become infected by handling the animals or their hair, hide, or meat.Natural anthrax infection is not contracted through drinking milk from an infected animal. Human-to-human transmission is exceedingly rare.

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