Drums made from contaminated animal hides can result in transmission of anthrax.
The risk is associated with untreated animal hides (goat, other) from a country where anthrax is endemic.
Release of spores can result in environmental contamination which can be widespread and persistent.
People at risk:
(1) drum makers
(3) family members or co-residents
The risk of infection is greater for patients with an underlying comorbid condition affecting host defenses.
Types of anthrax reported:
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Specialty: Infectious Diseases