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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2002 August;137(4):257-65

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Antrax. A dramatic topical interest

Di Girolamo F., Simonetti G., Ruocco E., Baroni A., Vozza A., Argenziano G.

Seconda Università degli Studi - Napoli Clinica Dermatologica


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Anthrax is a well known infectious disease affecting mainly animals and secondarily humans. Nowadays, human infection is very rare, although sporadic cases are reported in farmers and other workers who carry on anthrax-risk activities such as tanners, wool-carders, shearers. However, the disease is still endemic in several areas, especially in developing countries. Recently, bioterroristic attacks using anthrax spores were responsible for a renewed interest of the international medical community on this treacherous and extremely dangerous biologic weapon.

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