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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 | Queensland Health

Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis.

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Anthrax - Better Health Channel

Anthrax is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial disease that occasionally infects humans.

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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 (Woolsorters' Disease, Ragpickers' Disease) | myVMC

Anthrax is caused by Bacillus anthracis, a bacteria found in the environment in soil

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Anthrax - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Anthrax is a potentially fatal but very rare disease in Australia and usually occurs in people who have close contact with animals or their products

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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

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Abbocillin VK contains phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium, a form of penicillin used to treat bacterial infections

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PCR is a technique for rapidly reproducing genetic material contained in DNA, so that sufficient quantities are available for laboratory testing.

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