Cause of Anthrax
Anthrax is caused by a bacteria called Bacillus Anthracis.
What Are some symptoms?
- Some symptoms of cutaneous anthrax are, a small group of blisters that then later turn into a painless sore that swells.
- Some symptoms of inhalation anthrax are, mild fever, coughing up blood, nausea, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort.
- Some symptoms of gastrointestinal anthrax are, fever and chills, hoarseness, headache, fainting, and stomach pain.
Anthrax and Bacillus anthracis
- The symptoms of anthrax start showing after 7 days.
- There are more than 3 types of Anthrax, but the 3 listed above are the 3 most serious.
- There has been no recorded transfer of Anthrax from human to human (basically its not contagious).
- The vaccine is usually only given to lab workers who deal with Anthrax, veterinarians who deal with animals, and some members of the US Military.