Anthrax - Minnesota Dept. of Health
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Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)

Anthrax is caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It most commonly occurs in wild and domestic lower vertebrates (cattle, sheep, goats, camels, antelopes, and other herbivores), but it can also occur in humans when they are exposed to infected animals or tissue from infected animals.

Updated Friday, September 16, 2016 at 09:28AM