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According to a 2007 study, there were 182 cases of human anthrax reported in India. Most of these occurred in the Southern states. Anthrax is a rare but life-threatening illness caused by the spore-forming bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. The bacteria commonly affect the wild game and livestock, but humans may become infected via indirect or direct contact with ill animals. Anthrax bacteria produce skin lesions that may be contagious upon direct contact. You may contact the illness by either eating contaminated meat, inhaling spores or through a wound on your skin.
 
There are four types of anthrax, and the symptoms vary according to how you are infected.
 
Cutaneous anthrax
 
The infection enters via a sore or cut on the skin. Symptoms include:
  • A raised and itchy bump that resembles an insect bite that quickly becomes a sore with a black center
  • Swelling near the lymph glands or at the sore site
 
Gastrointestinal anthrax
 
This type of anthrax occurs from eating undercooked meat from an animal that is infected. Signs include:
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen neck
  • Sore throat
Inhalation anthrax
 
This type occurs when anthrax spores breathe in. It is the most deadly form of anthrax. Symptoms include:
  • Flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, mild fever, sore throat
  • Chest discomfort
  • Coughing blood
  • Painful swallowing
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • At advanced stages, you may experience shock, high fever, trouble breathing and meningitis.
Injection anthrax
 
The anthrax infection is contracted by injecting illegal substances. Symptoms include:
  • Significant swelling
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Meningitis
  • Multiple organ failures
  • Shock
If you experience any of the signs and symptoms associated with anthrax, please visit your local emergency room immediately. Do not worry about seeking coverage for medical expenses because Royal Sundaram health insurance plans are designed to provide protection against items such as pre/post hospitalization charges, easy renewal, etc. Royal Sundaram health insurance for anthrax will provide you with the peace of mind while you are being treated for this medical condition.
 
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