Anthrax

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a sickness caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Although anthrax is mostly seen in livestock and wild game, humans can be affected too through contact with sick animals. Anthrax can be passed through open skin wounds, consuming the bacteria, or inhaling it. Symptoms vary from skin sores and nausea to shock. Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics, however inhalation of the bacteria is more serious and sometimes fatal. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with anthrax, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options available.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 559 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mapping as a tool for predicting the risk of anthrax outbreaks in Northern Region of Ghana.
 

Author(s): Ayamdooh Evans Nsoh, Ernest Kenu, Eric Kofi Forson, Edwin Afari, Samuel Sackey, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Nathaniel Yebuah

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Anthrax is a febrile soil-born infectious disease that can affect all warm-blooded animals including man. Outbreaks of anthrax have been reported in northern region of Ghana but no concerted effort has been made to implement risk-based surveillance systems to document outbreaks so ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Genetic source tracking of an anthrax outbreak in Shaanxi province, China.
 

Author(s): Dong-Li Liu, Jian-Chun Wei, Qiu-Lan Chen, Xue-Jun Guo, En-Min Zhang, Li He, Xu-Dong Liang, Guo-Zhu Ma, Ti-Cao Zhou, Wen-Wu Yin, Wei Liu, Kai Liu, Yi Shi, Jian-Jun Ji, Hui-Juan Zhang, Lin Ma, Fa-Xin Zhang, Zhi-Kai Zhang, Hang Zhou, Hong-Jie Yu, Biao Kan, Jian-Guo Xu, Feng Liu, Wei Li

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Anthrax is an acute zoonotic infectious disease caused by the bacterium known as Bacillus anthracis. From 26 July to 8 August 2015, an outbreak with 20 suspected cutaneous anthrax cases was reported in Ganquan County, Shaanxi province in China. The genetic source tracking analysis ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2017

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An outbreak of cutaneous anthrax in Yunnan, China.
 

Author(s): Ying Huang, Yingrong Du, Yaling Wang, Ning Wang, Jinsong Bai, Haiyun Chen, Hua He, Jun Xu, Yan Wu, Yun Luo, Xiaolong Li, Guodong Liang

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Last Updated: 22 Jun 2016

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 66 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Inhibitors of the Metalloproteinase Anthrax Lethal Factor.
 

Author(s): Allison B Goldberg, Benjamin E Turk

Journal: Curr Top Med Chem. 2016 ;16(21):2350-8.

 

Bacillus anthracis, a rod shaped, spore forming, gram positive bacteria, is the etiological agent of anthrax. B. anthracis virulence is partly attributable to two secreted bipartite protein toxins, which act inside host cells to disrupt signaling pathways important for host defense ...

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2016

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The Ins and Outs of Anthrax Toxin.
 

Author(s): Sarah Friebe, F Gisou van der Goot, Jérôme Bürgi

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Anthrax is a severe, although rather rare, infectious disease that is caused by the Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The infectious form is the spore and the major virulence factors of the bacterium are its poly-γ-D-glutamic acid capsule and the tripartite ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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Roles of Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2 in Anthrax Toxin Membrane Insertion and Pore Formation.
 

Author(s): Jianjun Sun, Pedro Jacquez

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Interaction between bacterial toxins and cellular surface receptors is an important component of the host-pathogen interaction. Anthrax toxin protective antigen (PA) binds to the cell surface receptor, enters the cell through receptor-mediated endocytosis, and forms a pore on the ...

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2016

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An Open Label Field Study of Anthim (Obiltoxaximab) in Subjects Exposed to B. Anthracis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Infection, Bacterial; Anthrax

 

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2017

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BioThrax® (Anthrax) Vaccine in Pregnancy Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy Outcome; Congenital Abnormalities

 

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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