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  • Bacillus Anthracis
    Bacillus anthracis is the bacterium that causes anthrax. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this bacterium, explaining how its hardiness and toxicity make it a formidable bioterrorism agent and how it is transmitted.
  • Cause of Anthrax
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the cause of anthrax is the bacterium known as Bacillus anthracis. This article discusses this topic in greater detail and explains how the different forms of anthrax develop based on how the bacteria enter the body.
  • Comparing the Flu to Anthrax
    As this eMedTV article explains, when comparing the flu to anthrax, keep in mind that early anthrax symptoms usually do not include a runny nose, which is typical of the flu. This article covers things to remember when comparing the flu to anthrax.
  • Cure for Anthrax
    Typically, anthrax is cured with antibiotics. As explained in this eMedTV article, anthrax treatment has a 99 percent success rate when used in cases of cutaneous anthrax; however, the success rate for other types of the disease is lower.
  • Cutaneous Anthrax
    Cutaneous anthrax is a type of infection in which bacteria enter a cut or abrasion. As this eMedTV resource explains, this is the most common form of anthrax, accounting for about 95 percent of all cases of the disease, but it responds well to treatment.
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