Animations and Videos

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.

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.

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.

Anthrax Surface Sampling:
How to sample with cellulose sponge on nonporous surfaces

This training provides instructions for the collection of environmental Bacillus anthracis spores, or anthrax, from nonporous surfaces using cellulose sponges. The collection method demonstrated in this video is based on the CDC/NIOSH surface sampling procedures for Bacillus anthracis spores from smooth, non-porous surfaces. This method is available on the NIOSH website at Surface sampling procedures for Bacillus anthracis spores from smooth, non-porous surfaces

Anthrax Surface Sampling:
How to sample with macrofoam swab on nonporous surfaces

This training provides instructions for the collection of environmental Bacillus anthracis spores, or anthrax, from nonporous surfaces using macrofoam swabs. The collection method demonstrated in this video is based on the CDC/NIOSH surface sampling procedures for Bacillus anthracis spores from smooth, non-porous surfaces. This method is available on the NIOSH website at Surface sampling procedures for Bacillus anthracis spores from smooth, non-porous surfaces