Symptoms such as dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, and shortness
of breath may indicate inhaled anthrax infection in patients presenting with
influenza-like illnesses, say researchers funded by the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality (AHRQ).
The study team at Cornell University's Weill Medical College combined
data from the 11 inhaled anthrax cases from the 2001 mail attacks with 17
historical cases. They compared features of those cases with more than 4000
cases of common viral respiratory tract infections.
Vastag B. Anthrax vs Flu Symptoms. JAMA. 2003;290(12):1569. doi:10.1001/jama.290.12.1569-a