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Facts About Anthrax

Facts About Anthrax

Anthrax spores are formed by anthrax bacteria. Although not contagious, the spores can remain dormant for decades.

Anthrax bacteria occurs naturally in soil in many parts of the world, but may be weaponized, most often in powder form.

Domestic livestock such as sheep, cattle, horses and goats are common anthrax hosts.

Rare in US, but common in developing countries such as Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan & sub-Saharan Africa.

Can be treated with antibiotics if caught early, otherwise serious complications may cause inflammation of the membranes
and fluid covering the brain and spinal cord, leading to massive bleeding and death.

Source: Mayo Clinic