Anthrax is a disease that typically affects people who handle animals or animal products, such as farmers, veterinary workers, and livestock handlers. In recent years, anthrax spores have been used in bioterrorism attacks, putting first responders, mail carriers, and others at risk.
Bacillus anthracis is the bacteria that causes anthrax disease, and there are several ways it can enter the body – through the skin, by eating infected meat, from inhalation, and by injection.
Symptoms of anthrax disease vary and can include blisters and bumps, fevers and chills, chest discomfort, confusion, nausea, headaches, and body aches. It can take between one day and two months for symptoms to appear. While anthrax disease is treatable in most cases, it can cause severe illness and death if left untreated.
An anthrax vaccine can prevent anthrax disease, but current vaccine options require multiple shots over several months and an annual booster shot.
Researchers are conducting studies on a new vaccine that accelerates the immune response, reduces the number of injections needed, and possibly reduces the amount of antigen per injection.
Anthrax vaccines do not contain anthrax and cannot cause anthrax disease.
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