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8. Susceptibility—There is some evidence of inapparent infection among people in frequent contact with the infectious agent; second attacks can occur, but reports are rare. 9. Methods of control— A. Preventive measures: 1) Immunize high-risk persons with a cell-free vaccine prepared from a culture filtrate containing the protective antigen (in the USA: Bioport Corporation, 3500 N. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Lansing MI 48909). This vaccine is effective in preventing cutaneous and inhalational anthrax: it is recommended for laboratory workers who routinely work with B.
Metronidazole is not recommended for use during the first trimester of pregnancy; however, there has been no proof of teratogenicity in humans. Dehydroemetine is contraindicated during pregnancy. C. Epidemic measures: Any group of possible cases requires prompt laboratory confirmation to exclude false-positive identification of E. histolytica or other causal agents and epidemiological investigation to determine source of infection and mode of transmission. If a common vehicle is indicated, such as water or food, appropriate measures should be taken to correct the situation.
Investigations disclosed that the cases occurred as the result of a plume emanating from a biological research institute and led to the conclusion that the outbreak had resulted from an accidental aerosol related to biological warfare studies. 6. Incubation period—From 1 to 7 days, although incubation periods up to 60 days are possible. In the Sverdlovsk outbreak, incubation periods extended up to 43 days. ANTHRAX / 23 7. Period of communicability—Person-to-person transmission is rare. Articles and soil contaminated with spores may remain infective for several years.