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Thursday, September 1, 2011

US : Fla. man survives anthrax infection

Via UPI :

" Health authorities in Minnesota say a 61-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla., man has survived an infection by a rare and lethal strain of anthrax.

Doctors said Dan Anders apparently inhaled spores of a naturally occurring strain of anthrax during a summer vacation as he and his wife headed from Florida to North Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

Reaching a friend's home in Minnesota, Anders was feeling run down and was taken to a local hospital.

Blood tests revealed Bacillus anthracis, the anthrax bacteria.

On Aug. 5 Anders, already delirious at that point, was taken to a Minneapolis hospital for emergency treatment, where he was put in a medically induced coma and spent 11 days on life support."

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