Anthrax (disease)

What is the chemical makeup of anthrax?

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2005-05-09 16:38:26

Anthrax is really a bunch of spores of a microbe called bacillus

anthracis. These spores are very resistent to drying out and harsh

environmental conditions, making them survive for long times. Once

these spores settle and grow into the bacterium, this bacterium

releases an anthrax toxin that can cause life threatening pneumonia

if the bacterium/spores were inhaled and settled in your lung.

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