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Anthrax (Siberian anthrax, malignant carbuncle) is an acute infectious disease belonging to the group of zoonoses, characterized by severe intoxication, fever, proceeding in the form of skin and visceral forms.

Clinical diagnosis

The incubation period from several hours to 8 days (an average of 2-3 days).

Skin form. In the case of the carbuncleous variety, a spot, papule, vesicle, pustule, ulcer, necrosis, regional lymphadenitis at the site of the entrance gate of infection. From the 2nd day of illness - intoxication with a rise in temperature to 39-40 ° C, cardiovascular disorders. The duration of intoxication is 5-6 days, the local process is 2-4 weeks. Edematous, bullous, erisepeloid varieties of the skin form are possible.

Pulmonary form. After a short incubation period (up to 1 day), a sudden rise in temperature to high numbers, runny nose, lacrimation, photophobia, chest pain, cough, intoxication, headache, vomiting, and increasing cardiovascular failure. Death.

Gastrointestinal form. Intoxication. Acute abdominal pain, bloody vomiting with bile, bloody diarrhea, intestinal paresis, inflammation of the peritoneum, effusion, perforation of the intestinal wall, peritonitis. Death in 2-4 days.

Septic form. The generalization of the process proceeds quickly without previous local phenomena. On the skin - profuse hemorrhages, the lungs, intestines are affected. Meningeal syndrome. Death occurs on the first day.

Laboratory diagnostics

1. The microscopic method. Examine for the presence of capsules smears prepared from the contents of vesicles or carbuncle stained by Gram.

2. Immunofluorescence method. Examine smears made from the above materials and treated with specific luminescent serum.

3. The bacteriological method. The material is examined (see above), seeded on a dense (MPA) and liquid (MPB) medium in order to isolate the pathogen.
For the same purpose, they put a bioassay by intraperitoneal infection of white mice. The material for the study can also be blood, sputum, feces, cadaveric material.

4. Allergic method. From the first days of the disease, they put a skin allergy test with anthraxin.

5. Detection of the pathogen antigen and antibodies to it by ELISA.

Activities for patients and contacts

Hospitalization. Obligatory, immediate - to the infectious ward or individual wards. For care, separate medical staff is allocated. All secretions are disinfected.

Isolation contact. Not carried out. For persons in contact with sick animals or who were in close contact with a sick person, establish medical supervision for 8 days. They are given emergency prophylaxis with anti-siren immunoglobulin and antibiotics.

Statement conditions. In the skin form - after epithelization and scarring of ulcers at the site of the fallen scab, in other forms - after clinical recovery.

Admission to the team. After clinical recovery.

Clinical examination: Not performed

Specific prophylaxis

1. The STI Siberian ulcer live dry vaccine for people conduct routine vaccinations according to professional indications by the cutaneous and subcutaneous method.

2. Antibiotic immunoglobulin and antibiotics provide emergency prevention of the disease in people who have had direct contact with infected material, no more than 5 days after eating infected food or after skin contact.

Nonspecific Prevention

Reducing and eliminating the incidence among domestic animals. Destruction of food and disinfection of raw materials obtained from sick animals.
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