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Abstract

Anthrax is an infection caused by the spore-forming bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. Infection occurs in mammals, particularly herbivores that ingest bacterial spores from soil. Human infection occurs from inhalation of spores, ingestion of animal meat contaminated with spores, or percutaneous inoculation of spores from exposure to infected animals or contaminated animal products. Anthrax has been an occupational disease of textile workers, farmers, butchers, veterinarians, and shepherds.

Keywords

Protective Antigen Bacillus Anthracis Lethal Toxin Edema Factor Anthrax Vaccine 
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