Anthrax<br />Lilia Garbovsky<br />
Strains (types)<br />Cutaneous (skin)<br />Inhalation (lungs)<br />Gastrointestinal (digestive)<br />
Causes<br />Bacteria <br />Bacillus anthracis<br />
How is it spread?<br />
Through Animals<br />Humans can become infected after handling infected animals<br />Breathing anthrax spores from infecte...
How is it transmutable? As a biological weapon<br />Anthrax spores can be distributed<br />Ex. USA 2001, anthrax spores sp...
Anthrax spores<br />
Who gets it?<br />Animals primarily<br />Common in…<br />South & Central America<br />Southern/Eastern Europe<br />Asia <b...
Etiology-the cause or origin of a disease<br />
Incubation Period<br />symptoms appear within 7 days of initial contact<br />For inhalation anthrax, anywhere from a week ...
Signs and symptoms<br />
cutaneous anthrax<br />Raised itchy bump (resembles incest bite)<br />1-2 days, develops into a vesicle (cyst)<br />Develo...
Gastrointestinal Anthrax<br />Initial signs: nausea<br />Loss of appetite<br />Vomiting blood<br />Sever diarrhea<br />Les...
Inhalation anthrax<br />Flu/cold like symptoms<br />Cough<br />Chest discomfort<br />Shortness of breath<br />Tiredness & ...
Meditational widening with inhalation anthrax<br />
Diagnosis<br />Bacterial cultures<br />Measuring specific antibodies in blood<br />Positive cultures are unlikely after an...
Pathophysiology<br />-the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts<br />
Anthrax is acute (of abrupt onset, of short duration, rapidly progressing & in need of urgent care)<br />People can’t beco...
What parts of the  body  are affected?<br />In cutaneous anthrax: <br />Skin, surrounding tissues & lymph glands <br />In ...
Treatmenst<br />Anthrax vaccine<br />Avoiding contact w/ animals <br />Don’t eat improperly slaughtered/cooked meat<br />
Further treatment<br />Prevention after exposure:<br />Antibiotic & vaccine combo<br />Treatment after infection:<br />60 ...
Anthrax
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Anthrax

3,272
-1

Published on

1 Comment
6 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • On slide 20, it says people can't become immune to anthrax. That's interesting because they say the vaccine works..Can you clarify?
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Views
Total Views
3,272
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
319
Comments
1
Likes
6
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Anthrax

  1. 1. Anthrax<br />Lilia Garbovsky<br />
  2. 2. Strains (types)<br />Cutaneous (skin)<br />Inhalation (lungs)<br />Gastrointestinal (digestive)<br />
  3. 3. Causes<br />Bacteria <br />Bacillus anthracis<br />
  4. 4. How is it spread?<br />
  5. 5. Through Animals<br />Humans can become infected after handling infected animals<br />Breathing anthrax spores from infected products (like wool)<br />Eating undercooked meat from infected animals<br />(Undercooked meat)<br />
  6. 6. How is it transmutable? As a biological weapon<br />Anthrax spores can be distributed<br />Ex. USA 2001, anthrax spores spread through postal system via letters containing spores<br />
  7. 7. Anthrax spores<br />
  8. 8. Who gets it?<br />Animals primarily<br />Common in…<br />South & Central America<br />Southern/Eastern Europe<br />Asia <br />Africa<br />Middle East<br />
  9. 9. Etiology-the cause or origin of a disease<br />
  10. 10. Incubation Period<br />symptoms appear within 7 days of initial contact<br />For inhalation anthrax, anywhere from a week to 60 days<br />
  11. 11. Signs and symptoms<br />
  12. 12. cutaneous anthrax<br />Raised itchy bump (resembles incest bite)<br />1-2 days, develops into a vesicle (cyst)<br />Develops into painless ulcer (1-3 cm diameter)<br />Ulcer has black center<br />Swelling of surrounding tissues <br />Swelling of adjacent lymph glands<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Gastrointestinal Anthrax<br />Initial signs: nausea<br />Loss of appetite<br />Vomiting blood<br />Sever diarrhea<br />Lesions & soreness in throat<br />Difficulty swallowing<br />Swelling of neck &lymph glands<br />50% of all patients develop meningitis<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Inhalation anthrax<br />Flu/cold like symptoms<br />Cough<br />Chest discomfort<br />Shortness of breath<br />Tiredness & muscle aches<br />
  17. 17. Meditational widening with inhalation anthrax<br />
  18. 18. Diagnosis<br />Bacterial cultures<br />Measuring specific antibodies in blood<br />Positive cultures are unlikely after antibiotic treatment has been started<br />
  19. 19. Pathophysiology<br />-the physiology of abnormal or diseased organisms or their parts<br />
  20. 20. Anthrax is acute (of abrupt onset, of short duration, rapidly progressing & in need of urgent care)<br />People can’t become immune to anthrax<br />Can get anthrax multiple times<br />
  21. 21. What parts of the body are affected?<br />In cutaneous anthrax: <br />Skin, surrounding tissues & lymph glands <br />In gastrointestinal anthrax:<br />Digestive system, neck & lymph glands<br />In inhalation anthrax:<br />Respiratory & immune system<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23. Treatmenst<br />Anthrax vaccine<br />Avoiding contact w/ animals <br />Don’t eat improperly slaughtered/cooked meat<br />
  24. 24. Further treatment<br />Prevention after exposure:<br />Antibiotic & vaccine combo<br />Treatment after infection:<br />60 day course of antibiotics<br />Success depends on type of anthrax & how soon treatment was started<br />Anthrax is terminal if left untreated<br />
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×