Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The infection is of three types based on the area of infection. The types and there symptoms are:
- 1. Cutaneous anthrax: Infection of skin is referred to as cutaneous anthrax. An itchy sore develops on the skin which may blister and form a black ulcer. A scab may be formed which dries and falls off in 2 weeks. Complete healing takes more time.
- 2. Inhalation anthrax: This type of infection is characterized by fever, headache, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath
- 3. Gastrointestinal anthrax: The symptoms of this type of infection are abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, mouth sores, nausea and vomiting.