Anthrax Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Anthrax Information for Health Professionals

Anthrax signs and symptoms, exposure and prophylaxis, infection control, images, treatment, and use as a bioterrorism agent.


  • Reporting Anthrax
    Physicians in Minnesota must report Anthrax immediately, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  • Infection Control
    Standard precautions are needed for most Anthrax exposure, use contact precautions for cutaneous and gastrointestinal anthrax if diarrhea is not contained. Precautions are explained here, along with information on the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • CDC: Anthrax Information for Health Care Providers
    Incubation, signs and symptoms, treatment, and precautions for cutaneous, inhalation, gastrointestinal , and oropharyngeal anthrax. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Pediatric Anthrax Clinical Management
    From the American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report. Attention: Non-MDH link

More about anthrax

  • CDC: Anthrax Basics
    Specific topic information includes diagnosis and evaluation, exposure and prophylaxis, infection control, images, lab testing, surveillance, treatment, vaccination, worker safety, and training materials. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Anthrax as a Bioterrorism Agent (PDF) (PowerPoint)
    Technical slide show discussing the ways that anthrax can be used as a bioterrorism agent, including both inhalation anthrax and cutaneous anthrax.

Updated Friday, September 16, 2016 at 09:28AM