Were you looking for information about Anthrax? Anthrex is a common misspelling of anthrax.
Anthrax is a serious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. While the disease most commonly occurs in animals, such as cattle, sheep, and antelopes, it can affect humans too. People may develop an infection if they are exposed to infected animals, to tissue from infected animals, or to anthrax spores used as a bioterrorist weapon.
The three major types of anthrax include cutaneous (skin), inhalation, and gastrointestinal. Treatment usually involves antibiotics and providing relief of symptoms and complications as the body fights the infection.
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