Wanted Anthrax

By Caden Cantwell

Description

Anthrax viruses are estimated to be 1 by 9 nm in size. It is a rod shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. The bacteria makes spores, a form of the germ covered by a protective shell.

How do you get Anthrax

To get anthrax you must be in contact with infected animals or their products. It is not transmitted from person to person. It is spread by spores in the bacteria.


It usually affects domestic animals because anthrax is found in soil and animals eat grass.

Commonly found

Anthrax is commonly found in agriculture regions of Central and South America, sub- Saharan Africa, central and southwestern Asia, southern and Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.

How it affects the body

When first introduced to the body it finds your lymph nodes and releases toxins those toxins attack human cells. It causes Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain,headache,loss of appetite , fever and bloody diarrhea. Anthrax is an acute disease. I don't think it is that dangerous.

Victims of anthrax

The mortality rate of gastrointestinal anthrax is between 25 to 60 percent. Barely anyone dies of this disease because it can be controlled with antibiotics. Only 5 people died and many infected it is a hard disease to catch.

How to treat Anthrax

Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics or Antitoxins. Thie medications directly target the toxins that the disease releases and stop and kills everything.

Facts

Their are 3 types of anthrax.

It is contracted by handicap products from infected animals.

A letter was sent to an office building in Washington D.C containing anthrax 7 days after 9/11. 5 people died because of some postal error and it sent to the wrong place and the postal workers got it.

Cites

Mayoclinic.org

Science.howstuffworks.com

Cdc.gov