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Minn. Health Dept.: Anthrax case genetically similar to other strains in North America

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A strain of anthrax found in a Minnesota man has been isolated, tested and found to be genetically similar to other strains isolated in North America, the Minnesota Department of Health said today.

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The individual, a man in his 60s, was hospitalized in early August and is now recovering, state health officials said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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