Anthrax Oh No!

The inside on Anthrax

What is the cause of Anthrax?

Anthrax is caused by a kind of bacteria. The bacteria has a "scientific name" of bactillus anthracis.

Does Anthrax Spread? How?

Anthrax is found in ground soil. Animals eat stuff from soil (wild animals) so you could get it from them too. I recommend not messing with anything wild animals infect or contaminated animals.
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Symptoms?

The anthrax virus has different symptoms depending on how bad you have the virus or how you're infected. They con range from skin sores to vomiting to shock. Some other symptoms are nausea, headaches, fever, and bloody diarrhea.

Treatment

All anthrax can be treated with antibiotics or medication. In major cases, continuous fluid drainage might be mandatory.

How do you prevent anthrax?

There is a vaccine for anthrax, and there are two antibiotics to take for preventing it. The antibiotics are called ciprofloxcin, and doxycyline.

Interesting facts?

Anthrax can be spread in powder form in U.S mail.

Anthrax only killed 5 people in 2001, when the U.S mail outbreak went out.

A couple of political people had anthrax.

It happened in the U.S and caused major mass hysteria.

Anthrax was also a part of the ten plagues in the bible.

This goes with the U.S mail facts above.
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