Anthrax

ANTHRAX – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS, PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION NOW

• Flu-like symptoms
• Sore throat
• Fever
• Muscle aches
• Cough
• Chest discomfort
• Shortness of breath
• Tiredness

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN OR MAY BECOME EXPOSED BUT ARE NOT SICK, SEEK PREVENTIVE CARE. GO NOW TO A PUBLIC HEALTH DISPENSING SITE.
TAKE ALL MEDICATIONS EXACTLY AS PRESCRIBED. FOLLOW MEDICAL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

• ANTHRAX is NOT contagious BUT CAN BE
LIFE-THREATENING

• Airborne ANTHRAX is spread in the form of
spores released into the air that people can then breathe in.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ANTHRAX CONTACT:

• Texas Department of State Health Services
Web site: www.dshs.state.tx.us

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Response Hotline
888-246-2675 (English)
888-246-2857 (Español)
888-874-2646 (TTY)

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Web site: www.cdc.gov

• Local Contact
Curt Joiner
Jasper Newton County Public Health District
139 West Lamar
Jasper, Texas 75951
409-384-6829 ext 248