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Anthrax and Antibiotics: Anthrax is Deadly. Antibiotics Could Save Your Life.

Anthrax could be used as a weapon of bioterrorism. Even though an anthrax attack is unlikely, you should know what to do just in case.

Killer Strain: Anthrax

Anthrax is the most likely agent to be used in a biological attack. It only takes a small amount to infect a large number of people. Learn more about anthrax and how CDC is prepared for a possible attack.

The History of Bioterrorism: Anthrax

This video describes anthrax and its history as a biological weapon. To learn about other potential bioterrorism agents, go to The History of Bioterrorism.

Public Health Matters Blog

Blog Post: Keeping Tabs on Deadly Diseases

Microscopic image of Ebola virusCDC is responsible for protecting the public from a host of health threats, including some pretty scary pathogens, like Ebola virus or anthrax for example. One way we do this is through our Secret Agents Program which is responsible for governing and regulating the use of certain pathogens by research facilities and labs around the world.

Other Anthrax-Related Posts

Feature Stories

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

sick hippos in Zambia laying in the soil

Hippos, hunting for food, start a chain of events leading to an outbreak of anthrax...


Florida Retiree Gets—and Survives—Anthrax

Dan Anders had a close-call with inhalation anthrax.

A Florida man picked up a deadly type of Anthrax infection on a 3-week vacation with his wife...


CDC Responds to Anthrax - 2001

Worker in hazmet suit checks mailbox for anthrax

In 2001, the nation suffered multiple bioterrorism attacks when Anthrax spores were sent in the mail...


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