Friday, September 2, 2011


Anthrax is one of the deadly infectious disease, mostly the animals are affected by it, it attacks ruminants in most cases in which horses, cattle, sheep and goat are in huge quantity all around the globe, humans can catch this disease as well and the main cause of getting this disease is contacting with animals, now a days this infectious disease is getting and grasping more attention towards treatment, its diagnosis and research as compared to some years back when there was nothing.

Causes of anthrax:
1. It is caused by an infectious bacterium.

Some ways by which it can effect humans:
1. A person can get this disease through parts of skin where he / she may get injury and got healed by it without any proper treatment.
2. Through carcasses of dead animals that have been contaminated with anthrax it may be fatal for a life.
3. One of the deadliest cause of this diseases is through inhalation anthrax. If the spores of anthrax are inhaled by a person, which directly travels to the lungs of a person and where this bacteria creates some more bacteria.

Causes of anthrax:

Anthrax may cause some diseases which are as below:
1. Inhalation anthrax
2. Cutaneous anthrax
3. Gastrointestinal anthrax
Diagnosis of anthrax:

It may be easily diagnosed by following method:
1. Through skin.
2. Through chest x-ray.
3. Through stool or blood tests.

Treatment of anthrax:

1. The skin anthrax can be treated by the penicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, and ciprofloxacin (Cipro) easily.
2. A vaccine is available for treating anthrax but before that human welfare or human healths organizations should be reported about it so as they can research and treat that.
3. Anthrax is treated by antibiotics.

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