Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. In response to the use and possible future use of anthrax as a biological weapon, the following recommendations have been made:1, 2
The anthrax vaccination is given in a series of five injections over 18 months followed by annual boosters.
Check updated recommendations from the United States government on the Web site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/anthrax.
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