Anthrax: the green book, chapter 13

Anthrax immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.


Anthrax: the green book, chapter 13

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Anthrax is a bacterial disease which primarily affects herbivorous animals, although all mammals are susceptible to infection. In humans, anthrax can affect the skin and, rarely, the respiratory or gastro-intestinal tract.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 21 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. This revision provides updated advice on the need for and timing of booster doses for anthrax vaccine for occupation groups.
  2. Borders General Hospital in Scotland no longer supplies anthrax vaccine so it has been removed from the list of suppliers.
  3. First published.