Anthrax is from the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. It can be transferred by air, food, and cut in the skin. Each with its own symptoms and treatments. Anthrax is found in farm animals.
Cut spread Anthrax will first cause a sore similar to a insect bite. The sore will then turn into a black ulcer. The sore is painless. Air born Anthrax will cause fever, headache, malaise, cough, short breath, and chest pain Food spread Anthrax will cause abdominal pain, diarrhea (bloody), fever, nausea, vomiting ( may have blood), and mouth sores.
Cut based Anthrax will be treated with the antibiotics: penicillin, doxycycline, and ciprofloxacin. Air born Anthrax will be treated with ciprofloxacin and another drug. Food spread Anthrax will be treated with penicillin, doxycycline, and ciprofloxacin.
Anthrax is important because it can and has been used as a terrorist weapon. On 9/11 letters were sent to a few people and they contained a pounder version of Anthrax.
20% of people die from the ,cut based anthrax, without antibiotics Not enough information is available for the air based anthrax but the death toll is almost always death 25-60% of people die from the food based anthrax
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