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Medical Condition:
Wool sorters Disease
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Also Known As:
Anthrax - Click here to read more

 

Description:

A contagious disease contracted from cattle/sheep the symptoms usually occur within a week; there are three types of Anthrax:


  • Cutaneous –meaning entry is via the skin either through a cut or scratch. It is transmitted when handling hides from contaminated animals. The infection presents as an itchy red lump like an insect bite but it rapidly turns into an ulcer with a black centre of dying tissue, lymph nodes locally will swell. If left untreated it can result in death.

  • Inhalation:- this is where the spores of the anthrax virus have been breathed into the lungs and may initially cause symptoms of a cold which after a few days moves on to respiratory problems and the body going into shock, this is nearly always fatal,

  • Intestinal: this is from eating contaminated meat, loss of appetite and sickness are compounded with severe stomach pains, diarrhoea and vomiting blood. Survival depends on medical intervention.
There is an Anthrax vaccine available when outbreaks occur.

 

 

Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.

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