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Inhalation anthrax
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Gastro intestinal anthrax
This type of the disease is rare and develops after a person eats meat contaminated with anthrax.

Symptoms
Intestinal anthrax is characterised by acute inflammation of the gut. Initial nausea, loss of appetite, fever and vomiting is followed by abdominal pain, vomiting of blood and acute diarrhoea.

Effects
Without treatment it results in death for 24% to 60% of cases.

Treatment
Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics.

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