Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. Although it is rare, people can get sick with anthrax if they come in contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products.
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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.
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