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Anthrax is a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a germ that lives in soil. Many people know about it from the 2001 bioterror attacks. In the attacks, someone purposely spread anthrax through the U.S. mail. This killed five people and made 22 sick.

Anthrax is rare. It affects animals such as cattle, sheep, and goats more often than people. People can get anthrax from contact with infected animals, wool, meat, or hides. It can cause three forms of disease in people. They are

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Photomicrograph of Bacillus anthracis bacteria using Gram stain technique
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  1. Anthrax (National Library of Medicine)  
    Anthrax is a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a germ that lives in soil. Many people know ... bioterror attacks. In the attacks, someone purposely spread anthrax through the U.S. mail. This killed five people ...
  2. Anthrax Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Anthrax Introduction Anthrax is a very rare infectious disease that can spread from animals to humans. The ... through vaccination and awareness of bioterrorism. What is Anthrax? Anthrax is an infection caused by a bacterial ...
  3. Woolsorter's disease; Ragpicker's disease; Cutaneous anthrax; Gastrointestinal anthrax ... Anthrax commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep, cattle, and goats. Humans who come into contact with ...
  4. Anthrax serology test; Antibody test for anthrax; Serologic test for B. anthracis ... done to look for the bacteria that cause anthrax.
  5. Anthrax eTool: Protecting the Worksite against Terrorism (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)  
    ... Publications Newsroom Small Business Anti-Retaliation eTools Home : Anthrax Credits What is anthrax? What is Bacillus anthracis ? How can I be ... to Bacillus anthracis ? What are the symptoms of anthrax? What are the incidence rates of anthrax? How ...
  6. Laboratory Testing for Anthrax: Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... CDC.gov . Anthrax Share Compartir Laboratory Testing for Anthrax: Frequently Asked Questions Which laboratories can test specimens for the bacteria that cause anthrax? Laboratories that are a part of the Laboratory ...
  7. Anthrax From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... JavaScript on. Read more information on enabling JavaScript. Anthrax Top Banner Content Area Skip Content Marketing Share ... the lungs) Gastrointestinal (in the digestive tract) Cutaneous Anthrax Cutaneous anthrax is the most common form of ...
  8. Anthrax (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... a weapon on a large scale. Types of Anthrax The three main types of anthrax are: Cutaneous ... to appear. Continue Is It Hard to Get Anthrax? It's very difficult to get anthrax. Just being ...
  9. Anthrax (Logical Images)  
    newsletter | contact Share | Anthrax Information for adults A A A In cutaneous anthrax, skin lesions quickly turn into blisters (vesicles) then form black ... Scientists studying B. anthracis Signs and Symptoms Cutaneous Anthrax Characteristic rash* *The characteristic rash of anthrax looks ...
  10. Cutaneous Anthrax (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... page: About CDC.gov . Anthrax Share Compartir Cutaneous Anthrax When anthrax spores get into the skin, usually through a cut or scrape, a person can develop cutaneous anthrax. This can happen when a person handles infected ...
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