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Other Names: Woolsorters’ Disease, Cumberland Disease, Maladi Charbon, Malignant Pustule, Malignant Carbuncle, Milzbrand, Splenic Fever
Anthrax is a serious bacterial, cutaneous, zoontic disease that affects the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts of most mammals including humans, several species of birds, and herbivores.

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  • Bacillus anthracis

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