Classification and management of animal anthrax outbreaks based on the source of infection

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Anthrax  is  a  non-contagious  infectious  disease;  it  primarily  affects  herbivores,  but  all  mammals, including humans, can be affected. Humans may contract anthrax directly or  indirectly from infected animals. Veterinary surveillance systems, providing information  about animal and human cases, should increase the efficacy of the animal anthrax management in order to protect population. Any aspect of the disease should be carefully  monitored to implement effective prevention and control strategies. In this paper we  propose a new, detailed classification of anthrax outbreaks, based on the source of the  infection and the risk level for humans. We describe three different types of animal outbreaks and suggest the most effective procedures for their management and prevention.
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Antonio Fasanella

Rosanna Adone

Martin Hugh-Jones

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Fasanella, A., Adone, R., & Hugh-Jones, M. (2014). Classification and management of animal anthrax outbreaks based on the source of infection. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 50(2), 192–195. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/49
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