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Anthrax

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

 

B anthracis is the ‘etiologic agent’ – cause -  of anthrax, a disease that can affect livestock and  humans. 

The symptoms in anthrax depend on the type of infection and can take anywhere from 1 day to more than 2 months to appear.

All types of anthrax have the potential, if untreated, to spread throughout the body and cause severe illness and even death.

A full description is provided in the section on the cause of this disease - see Bacillus infection.