Anthrax - skin
Between 1 and 12 days after exposure, an itchy sore develops, similar to an insect bite. This sore may blister and form a black ulcer (sore), which is usually painless. It is usually surrounded by significant swelling. A scab often develops, and then dries and falls off within 2 weeks, although complete healing can take longer.
Some patients also have painful lymph nodes, fever, headache, and a general ill-feeling (malaise).
Signs and tests
A culture of the