"The disease anthrax cause severe gastrointestinal infection in humans this is indeed caused by eating anthrax infected meat or plant matter. Symptoms may include vomiting of blood, severe diarrhea, inflammation and loss of appetite. It may spread into the bloodstream and thus, cause major organ failure leading to death. The cutaneous infection in humans presents as a boil-like skin lesion between 2 and 5 days after exposure. This route of infection is historically the most common due to anthrax spore contamination of cuts. If left untreated, cutaneous anthrax causes mortality in approximately 20% of cases. However, with aggressive antibiotic treatment, the danger is lessened.
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Last date updated on June, 2014