oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Anthrax and its transmission to Humans

Volume 26, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Cutaneous anthrax is probably transmitted by flies. This is supported by: the statements given by patients; the seasonal occurrence of anthrax epidemics; the locations of 'pustules' on the body; the insect-like appearance of early 'pustules' and the absence of 'pustules' in the mouth and pharynx and only minor 'pustules' appearing on the lips.

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