Risk Factors for Anthrax meningitis
Risk factors discussion:
Cutaneous anthrax is the most common
manifestation of naturally acquired infection with B. anthracis.
Inhalation (pulmonary) anthrax occurs in persons working in
certain occupations where spores may be forced into the air
from contaminated animal products, such as animal hair processing.
Occupational risk groups include those coming into contact
with livestock or products from livestock, e.g., veterinarians,
animal handlers, abattoir workers, and laboratorians. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax: DBMD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Anthrax meningitis are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Anthrax meningitis
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Anthrax meningitis.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Anthrax meningitis.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.