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Postexposure Prophylaxis for Anthrax

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

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Description:

Following a possible exposure to Bacillus anthracis spores, prophylaxis should be initiated and continued while the exposure is confirmed or excluded. Prophylaxis consists of both chemoprophylaxis and vaccination. Contaminated clothing and surfaces should be decontaminated.

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