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Health Officials Outline Anthrax Health Risk

November 16, 2001|Times Wire Reports

Some people who may have been exposed to anthrax are not taking the full 60-day regimen of antibiotics they were prescribed, putting them at risk for infection, health officials said Thursday in Atlanta.

About 5,000 people have been prescribed the full regimen.

Taking the drugs for the two months is the only way to ensure the anthrax bacteria do not develop into a full-blown case of the potentially fatal disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said.

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