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Anthrax is a serious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. While it most commonly occurs in animals (such as cattle, sheep, and antelopes), it can affect humans.
Transmission typically occurs in one of two ways: from animals, or as the result of a biological weapon. Treatment usually involves antibiotics and providing relief of symptoms and complications as the body fights the bacteria. If a diagnosis is made early, the disease can be successfully treated with antibiotics. Unfortunately, infected people often confuse early symptoms with more common infections, such as the flu or common cold, and do not seek medical help until severe symptoms appear. By this time, the destructive anthrax toxins have already risen to high levels, making treatment difficult.
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