Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Predominantly a cause of livestock disease, B. anthracis forms durable spores that can lie dormant in the soil for years. Once eaten by a grazing animal, the spores are activated and the bacteria reproduce. After the bacteria spread, they typically kill the infected animal and return to the soil or water once again as spores.

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Anthrax Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Anthrax occurs in three forms, with different signs and symptoms. Signs and symptoms usually occur within seven days of exposure to the bacterium, but, with inhalation anthrax, they can take up to 42 ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Anthrax isn''t new. Some historians believe anthrax was one of the Egyptian plagues at the time of Moses. Anthrax disease is caused by a rod-shaped bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, which normally reside...
Source: MayoClinic

Anthrax Prevention

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Prevention
... In addition to treating anthrax, antibiotics can prevent infection in anyone exposed to anthrax. Ciprofloxacin and doxycycline are FDA-approved for post-exposure prevention of anthrax. The government ...
Source: MayoClinic

Anthrax Treatment

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Treatment
... Treatment for all three forms of anthrax depends on oral or intravenous (IV) antibiotics. Treatment is most effective when started as early as possible. Some strains of anthrax may be more responsive ...
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Self-care
... What can you do to protect yourself and your family from anthrax? You can arm yourself with information and answers: Should you call your doctor and ask to be vaccinated against anthrax? No. The anthr...
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Anthrax Support

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Coping skills
... Anthrax attacks may have you feeling jittery. However, a few cases of anthrax — as scary as they are — don''t represent an epidemic. The most prudent course of action is to keep a healthy ...
Source: MayoClinic

Anthrax Other

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What is Anthrax?
... Anthrax is an infection caused by a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax commonly occurs in animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats, camels and antelopes, but it can also occur in h...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Anthrax is a disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium is housed in a hardy spore — a cell that is dormant, but may come to life in the right conditions. Anthrax usually...
Source: MayoClinic

Anthrax Treatment

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Treating Anthrax with Homeopathy
... Bioterrorism Homeopathic Remedies for Anthrax In case of anthrax epidemic, homeopathic practitioners will point out that the main problem we need to manage is the fear of contracting the disease and t...
Source: Holistic Online

Anthrax Medication

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Treating Anthrax with Vitamin Therapy
... Bioterrorism Natural Rescue Remedies for Anthrax Vitamins/Nutrition Many nutritionists consider vitamin C to be the single most important supplemental nutrient for maintaining a strong, efficient immu...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Anthrax with Herbal Therapy
... Bioterrorism Natural Antibiotic Herbs for Anthrax Herbal preparations may help bridge the gap between uncontrollable bacterial infections and ineffective pharmaceutical antibiotics. The herbs often pl...
Source: Holistic Online

   

Anthrax Articles

  • 3-D Structure of Anthrax Toxin Complex Solved
    ... Scientists have determined a three-dimensional (3-D) molecular image of how anthrax toxin enters human cells, giving scientists more potential targets for blocking the toxin, the lethal part of anthra...
  • Anthrax Genome Decoded
    ... The complete genetic blueprint of Bacillus anthracis — the microbe that gained notoriety during the 2001 anthrax mail attacks — is now known, researchers announced today. A formidable bioter...
  • Mouse Study Gives New View of Anthrax Toxin
    ... A large-scale study of anthrax in mice has yielded new information about immune system response to anthrax bacteria, according to scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease...

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