This is a form of the Anthrax diseases that enter through the skin and infect the person. Contact with the skin or wool of an infected animal could pass the disease on to you.
First there is swelling around the infected area and then a papule, blisters, and finally a black scar that follows the outer edge of the swelling.
Tests That Should Be Done
If you believe that possibly you have this form of this disease you should get a culture of the lesion. This culture can them be tested. From the test results you will know if the Anthrax spores have entered your body or not.
Gastrontestinal Tract Anthrax
This form of the disease is the most deadly. It will
enter your system through ingesting tainted food sources. Since animals can be
a large source of the disease, most people with this type of infection get it
from eating tainted animals.
Usual symptoms with this form is vomiting (usually with blood), anorexia, and bloody diarrhea.
Figure 2. Anthrax bacilli (arrow) within mesenteric lymph node tissue.
Figure 3. A. Severe edema of a small bowel loop in intestinal anthrax with a large mesenteric lymph node held between the surgeon’s fingers...