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Description:This photomicrograph reveals numerous rod-shaped Bacillus anthracis bacteria, some that had linked together to form chains, while others remained solitary.

Anthrax is a naturally-occurring disease of animals (e.g., sheep, goats, and cattle) caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The bacteria live in the soil in many parts of the world and form protective outer coats called spores (hereafter called anthrax spores). Spores are able to withstand harsh or adverse conditions that would normally kill bacteria. Animals can get anthrax by ingesting anthrax spores from the soil. Anthrax in animals occurs worldwide but can be controlled by vaccination of animals. In recent years, anthrax has been reported among animals in many countries, and is especially common in parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It occurs much less frequently in the United States, and animal health and inspection programs in the United States further help to prevent people from coming in contact with animals with anthrax, or the products from infected animals.

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  • CDC - Division of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response (DBPR), National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), Office of Infectious Diseases
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    MeSH
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillaceae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Anthrax
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Bacteria
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Endospore-Forming Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Endospore-Forming Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Endospore-Forming Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillus
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillus anthracis
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Endospore-Forming Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Endospore-Forming Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillus
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillus anthracis
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Endospore-Forming Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillus
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillus anthracis
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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