Anthrax

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a sickness caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Although anthrax is mostly seen in livestock and wild game, humans can be affected too through contact with sick animals. Anthrax can be passed through open skin wounds, consuming the bacteria, or inhaling it. Symptoms vary from skin sores and nausea to shock. Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics, however inhalation of the bacteria is more serious and sometimes fatal. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with anthrax, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options available.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 600 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A modified anthrax toxin-based enzyme-linked immunospot assay reveals robust T cell responses in symptomatic and asymptomatic Ebola virus exposed individuals.
 

Author(s): Bobby Brooke Herrera, Donald J Hamel, Philip Oshun, Rolake Akinsola, Alani S Akanmu, Charlotte A Chang, Philomena Eromon, Onikepe Folarin, Kayode T Adeyemi, Christian T Happi, Yichen Lu, Folasade Ogunsola, Phyllis J Kanki

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Ebola virus (EBOV) caused more than 11,000 deaths during the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa without approved vaccines or immunotherapeutics. Despite its high lethality in some individuals, EBOV infection can produce little to no symptoms in others. A better understanding of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rates and risk factors for human cutaneous anthrax in the country of Georgia: National surveillance data, 2008-2015.
 

Author(s): Ana Kasradze, Diana Echeverria, Khatuna Zakhashvili, Christian Bautista, Nicholas Heyer, Paata Imnadze, Veriko Mitrskhulava

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Anthrax is endemic in the country of Georgia. The most common cutaneous anthrax form accounts for 95% of anthrax cases and often is self-resolving. Humans are infected from processing contaminated animal products, contacting sick animals, or by insect bites.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ecological suitability modeling for anthrax in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
 

Author(s): Pieter Johan Steenkamp, Henriette van Heerden, Ockert Louis van Schalkwyk

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The spores of the soil-borne bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax are highly resistant to adverse environmental conditions. Under ideal conditions, anthrax spores can survive for many years in the soil. Anthrax is known to be endemic in the northern part of Kruger National ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 71 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anthrax outbreaks in the humans - livestock and wildlife interface areas of Northern Tanzania: a retrospective record review 2006-2016.
 

Author(s): Elibariki Reuben Mwakapeje, Sol Høgset, Robert Fyumagwa, Hezron Emmanuel Nonga, Robinson Hammerthon Mdegela, Eystein Skjerve

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Anthrax outbreaks in Tanzania have been reported from the human, livestock and wildlife sectors over several years, and is among the notifiable diseases. Despite frequent anthrax outbreaks, there is no comprehensive dataset indicating the magnitude and distribution of the disease ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Alternative pre-approved and novel therapies for the treatment of anthrax.
 

Author(s): Breanne M Head, Ethan Rubinstein, Adrienne F A Meyers

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Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, is a spore forming and toxin producing rod-shaped bacterium that is classified as a category A bioterror agent. This pathogenic microbe can be transmitted to both animals and humans. Clinical presentation depends on the route of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Tumor Targeting and Drug Delivery by Anthrax Toxin.
 

Author(s): Christopher Bachran, Stephen H Leppla

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Anthrax toxin is a potent tripartite protein toxin from Bacillus anthracis. It is one of the two virulence factors and causes the disease anthrax. The receptor-binding component of the toxin, protective antigen, needs to be cleaved by furin-like proteases to be activated and to deliver ...

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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BARDA Securing Anthrax Immunity For the Elderly
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anthrax

 

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2018

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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2018

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