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Anthrax: Introduction

Anthrax: Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax most commonly occurs ... more about Anthrax.

Anthrax: A serious infectious bacterial disease that can be fatal. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Anthrax is available below.

Symptoms of Anthrax

Treatments for Anthrax

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Anthrax: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Anthrax

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  • Lachesis, homeopathic remedy for prevention
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Anthrax: Complications

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Causes of Anthrax

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Anthrax: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Clinical Trials for Anthrax

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Prevention of Anthrax

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Article Excerpts about Anthrax

Anthrax General: DBMD (Excerpt)

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax most commonly occurs in wild and domestic lower vertebrates (cattle, sheep, goats, camels, antelopes, and other herbivores), but it can also occur in humans when they are exposed to infected animals or tissue from infected animals. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax General: DBMD)

Anthrax: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Anthrax is a serious disease caused by anthrax bacteria. Anthrax spores are a form of the bacteria in a hard shell that can occur naturally or be processed as part of a fine, powder-like substance, or in larger clumps. Anthrax is in the news because of the recent cases of disease and deaths caused by the deliberate distribution of anthrax spores through the mail with the intention of harming people. Prior to these recent cases of bioterrorism in the United States, most cases in humans have come from contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the last death from anthrax in the United States before 2001 was in 1976. However, there was a nonfatal case of anthrax reported in 2000 in North Dakota. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax: NWHIC)

Definitions of Anthrax:

Infectious bacterial zoonotic disease usually acquired by ingestion of Bacillus anthracis; marked by hemorrhage and serous effusions in the organs and cavities and symptoms of extreme prostration. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Anthrax is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Anthrax, or a subtype of Anthrax, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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