By Josh Cormier
How Anthrax effects us
Three types of Anthrax
Cutaneous Anthrax is contracted by an open wound coming in contact with endospores from B. Anthracis. This type of Anthrax only effects the skin, so it is the least deadly of the three. Some of the symptoms are itch skin and a boil-like skin legion which will eventually turn into an ulcer with a black center. Above is a picture of a man with Cutaneous Anthrax infecting his arm.
Pulmonary Anthrax is far more deadly than the Cutaneous Anthrax. People with Pulmonary Anthrax have cold/flu like symptoms which lead to pneumonia and respiratory system collapse. Which is likely death. Adjacent is a picture of pair of lungs from a cow that died of Pulmonary Anthrax. This is caused by inhaling approximately 10,000 to 20,000 B. Anthracis endospores.
Gastrointestinal Anthrax is not as deadly as Pulmonary Anthrax, However, it is still very deadly, Gastrointestinal Anthrax causes people to vomit blood, severe diarrhea, acute inflammation in the intestines, and a loss of appetite, Above this is a picture of a dead cow which died from Gastrointestinal Anthrax. This type of Anthrax is caused by eating vegetables or meat which contain B. Anthracis endospores.
Frequently asked questions
A: It creates spores which can be inhaled
ingested and come in contact with an open
Q: Where is anthrax located?
A: Anthrax is mostly located in the agricultural
sections of South America, Sub Saharan Africa,
Southwest Asia, Caribbean, and Europe.
Q: Can Anthrax be treated?
A: Anthrax can be treated with Antibiotics.
Q: Can Anthrax be prevented.?
A: Anthrax has a vaccine which is offered for people
who have agricultural jobs.
For More information got to: http://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/basics/index.html
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