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    What is Anthrax?

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Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax can be found naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals around the world. Although it is rare, people can get sick with anthrax if they come in contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products.

About Anthrax

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Types of anthrax, symptoms, diagnosis…
 

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Prevention and treatment methods for anthrax…

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Anthrax as a weapon and how to prepare...

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What puts people at risk of getting anthrax…
 

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Information about lab testing, roles and research…

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Publications & additional information…

Anthrax Blogs


 

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Sharing our stories on preparing for and responding to public health events.

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