H number H00328
Name Anthrax
Description Bacillus anthracis is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria that exists in the environment as a spore. Infection with the bacteria is rare in developed countries, but the potential use of the bacteria for bioterrorism has focused interest on it. B. anthracis causes symptoms ranging from cutaneous anthrax that resolves spontaneously to gastrointestinal and inhalational anthrax associated with shock and subsequent mortality.
Category Infectious disease