Anthrax Infection

Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis that primarily affects livestock but that can occasionally spread to humans, affecting either the skin, intestines, or lungs. During the 1800s, in England and Germany, anthrax was known either as ‘‘wool-sorter’s’’ or ‘‘ragpicker’s’’ disease because workers contracted the disease from bacterial spores present on hides… Read More Anthrax Infection