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Anthrax disease

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Darson Clelland

on 18 April 2013

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By Darson Clelland Anthrax ~ disambiguation Carrier! Vaccine! Bacillus anthracis is the cause of the Anthrax disease. Bacillus Antharcis is a bacteria that is also able to form a dormant endospore that are able to survive harsh conditions for decades, or even centuries. The spore can be found on all continents, even Antarctica. The spores get reactivated by finding a host. The host, or carrier, can be anything from human to animal. The spore is transferred from either, ingested, inhaled, or simply come into contact with skin. Animals usually carry the spores. Pulmonary : Respiratory collapse.
Gastrointestinal : Violent vomiting, severe diarrhea, & Loss of appetite.
Cutaneous : Cutaneous is a boil like skin infections that appears on humans as a sign of Anthrax disease. Symptoms! Anthrax spreads throughout the body as spores. Often creating respitory problems, Violent vomiting & diarrhea, And in some cases boils/ sores on the skin with black centers that are virtually painless. If left untreated Anthrax can and will spread through out your body and it will kill you. Progression Anthrax disease can be treated with antibiotics. But, if it's going to be treated it needs to be treated early to avoid lessening chances of survival. Drugs such as: fluoroquinolones , doxycycline, erythromycin, vancomycin, & penicillin are all antibiotics that are able to help treat Anthrax. On December 14, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved raxibacumab injection to treat inhalational anthrax. Treatment Many vaccines have been created to prevent Anthrax disease, But the first ever produced was made by Louis Pasteur in 1881. Since then the vaccine has been tampered with and modified. The soviets started making vaccines for the disease in the 1930's. Mild Problems

Reactions on the arm where the shot was given:
Muscle aches or temporary limitation of arm movement
Long term/Serious : Coma, Brain damage, or Death.
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