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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Zoonosis Control Group

Anthrax Anthrax
(Bacillus anthracis, Malignant pustule, Malignant edema, Woolsorter disease, Ragpicker disease)
ICD-9 022; ICD-10 A22

 

Anthrax is a disease caused by spore-forming bacteria. The main animals affected by this disease are hoofed animals, such as deer, cattle, goats, and sheep. These animals usually get this disease by swallowing anthrax spores while grazing. People can also be affected by this disease.
 

Texas Department of State Health Services - Infectious Disease Control Unit
1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801, Mail Code: 1960 PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 458-7676 - Fax: (512) 458-7616 - E-Mail

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Last updated May 19, 2010