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Lymph node biopsy on a dead aoudad to confirm anthrax infection

Investigation of cutaneous anthrax in a ranch hand in Texas c2001 revealed an anthrax epizootic among animals imported to Texas ranches for exotic animal sport hunting. In this photograph, a CDC physician was performing a lymph node biopsy on a dead aoudad. The animal had died less than 24 hours earlier of a hemorrhagic diathesis consistent with anthrax, and this biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. (Source: CDC/CDC Connects. Photograph by Jane Kelly MD. Public Health Image Library, image number 22487. Public domain.)

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