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How do you get anthrax?

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You can't get it unless the spores get into your body, either through a cut or because you breathe them in or drink or eat something that's contaminated with spores that contain the bacteria. You cannot catch anthrax from someone else.

From: What’s the Treatment for Anthrax? WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC: “Anthrax.”

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Reviewed by William Blahd on December 29, 2016

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CDC: “Anthrax.”

FDA.

News release, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 29, 2016

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