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.
- About Anthrax
How can you get anthrax? How is it treated? Can it be prevented?
- Information for Mail Handlers on Anthrax
Protect your health by knowing when to be concerned about a piece of mail, how to respond, the role of antibiotics, and historical outbreak information.
for Health Professionals on Anthrax
Anthrax signs and symptoms, exposure and prophylaxis, infection control, images, treatment, and use as a bioterrorism agent.