Evaluation of cutaneous anthrax cases during an outbreak in the east region of Turkey


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Kural Unuvar E., AKGÜN KARAPINAR D. B. , DİZEN NAMDAR N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.46, no.5, pp.1475-1480, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1504-41
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1475-1480

Abstract

Background/aim: Anthrax is a zoonotic infection caused by Bacillus anthracis. We aimed to retrospectively evaluate cutaneous anthrax cases that occurred during an outbreak in eastern Turkey (Hakkari-Yuksekova), where people mostly earn their living from animal husbandry.