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ANTHRAX

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A zoonotic infection of humans contracted from sheep, cows and similar animals and their products. Caused by Bacillus anthracis, a spore-bearing Gram positive rod. Anthrax includes a cutaneous form (malignant pustule), a pneumonic form (Woolsorters’ disease) and intestinal anthrax. The form of the disease depends largely of the site of entry.

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