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USDA Fact Sheet: Anthrax   [open pdf - 28KB]

Anthrax, a disease of mammals and humans, is caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax has an almost worldwide distribution and is a zoonotic disease, meaning it may spread from animals to humans. All mammals appear to be susceptible to anthrax to some degree, but ruminants such as cattle, sheep, and goats are the most susceptible and commonly affected, followed by horses, and then swine. This document covers the spread of Anthrax, particularly in animals, and discusses what the warning signs are if one is affected.

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2001-10
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