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Researchers Develop Identification Tool for Anthrax Meningitis

Using the largest review of historical anthrax cases yet compiled, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the U.S. government have created a checklist to identify patients who develop a common and potentially fatal secondary meningitis infection. This tool fills a known gap in managing patients during a large-scale outbreak such as a bioterror attack, in which traditional diagnosis using lumbar puncture and imaging may be impossible on a mass scale.

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