CDC Update for Persons with Possible Anthrax

  1. Update: Guidelines for Evaluation of Persons with Possible Anthrax

    This report includes interim guidelines for the clinical evaluation of persons with possible anthrax, and asks clinicians to be alert for new cases of Bacillus anthracis infection.

  2. Updated recommendations for antimicrobial prophylaxis among asymptomatic pregnant women after exposure to Bacillus anthracis

    Antimicrobial of choice for initial prophylaxis in pregnant women is ciprofloxacin; amoxicillin also may be considered for penicillin-susceptible strains.

  3. Use of Ciprofloxacin or Doxycycline for Postexposure Prophylaxis for Inhalational Anthrax

    No evidence suggests that ciprofloxacin is more or less effective than doxycycline, but broad cipro use may more likely lead to increased antimicrobial resistance among common pathogens.

  4. Satellite Broadcast - Anthrax: What Every Clinician Should Know Part II Catch the rebroadcast of this important conference Monday, November 5, from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST. (The live broadcast was November 1.) The program includes an update on clinical guidelines and procedures for the early recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and reporting of anthrax exposure.

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