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Bacillus Anthrax

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Kimibell Ponce

on 13 March 2013

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Transcript of Bacillus Anthrax

Bibliography Http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/

p2.html Bacillus Anthrax Presentation by Kim Ponce Cutaneous
Ciprofloxacin or Doxycycline
maybe amoxicillin after clinical improvement
Pulmonary & Gastrointestinal
Initial step: IV
same as cutaneous
additional antimicrobials
possibly steroids for meningitis & severe edema
There is vaccine available for prevention Breaking the Chain Protective Antigen Selects Cells

Makes Channels Edema Factor Accumulation of Fluids

Immune System CATEGORY Treatment Images Bacilli
Rod Shaped
Can form spores
Can be single, in pair or chains
Gram positive
Aerobic* http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

/fact_sheets/anthrax.html Bibliography How They Cause Illness "the 3 proteins" Lethal Factor Disrupting part
of cell

malfunction Chain of Infection Mode of Transmission:
Overcook the meat

Do not eat meat Life Requirements Oxygen
"protective cocoon"
can withstand extreme weather
can survive without nutrients or air Cdc classified
it as Category
A Typically in grazing animal
goats Human Anthrax:
Pulmonary first 2
treated 80% of Pulm.
victims die Pathogen:
Anthrax Specific microorganism in category:
it is a Bacteria, class: bacilli Reproduction
undergoes mitosis Causitive agent Reservoir Portal of exit Mode of transmission Portal of entry Susceptible host
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