Anthrax

Common Name(s)

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.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Anthrax" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Anthrax" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Anthrax" returned 567 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anthrax toxin receptor 1 is the cellular receptor for Seneca Valley virus.
 

Author(s): Linde A Miles, Laura N Burga, Eric E Gardner, Mihnea Bostina, John T Poirier, Charles M Rudin

Journal: J. Clin. Invest.. 2017 Aug;127(8):2957-2967.

 

Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is an oncolytic picornavirus with selective tropism for neuroendocrine cancers. It has shown promise as a cancer therapeutic in preclinical studies and early-phase clinical trials. Here, we have identified anthrax toxin receptor 1 (ANTXR1) as the receptor ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

Go To URL
Awareness and attitudes towards anthrax and meat consumption practices among affected communities in Zambia: A mixed methods approach.
 

Author(s): Doreen Chilolo Sitali, Chisoni Mumba, Eystein Skjerve, Oliver Mweemba, Consolata Kabonesa, Mwinyi Omary Mwinyi, Luke Nyakarahuka, John Bwalya Muma

Journal:

 

In Zambia, human anthrax cases often occur following cases of animal anthrax. Human behaviour has been implicated in this transmission. The objective of the study was to explore human behavioural patterns that may contribute to outbreaks of anthrax among affected communities.

Last Updated: 12 May 2017

Go To URL
Anthrax Cases Associated with Animal-Hair Shaving Brushes.
 

Author(s): Christine M Szablewski, Kate Hendricks, William A Bower, Sean V Shadomy, Nathaniel Hupert

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2017 May;23(5):806-808.

 

During the First World War, anthrax cases in the United States and England increased greatly and seemed to be associated with use of new shaving brushes. Further investigation revealed that the source material and origin of shaving brushes had changed during the war. Cheap brushes ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Anthrax" returned 68 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Alternative pre-approved and novel therapies for the treatment of anthrax.
 

Author(s): Breanne M Head, Ethan Rubinstein, Adrienne F A Meyers

Journal:

 

Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, is a spore forming and toxin producing rod-shaped bacterium that is classified as a category A bioterror agent. This pathogenic microbe can be transmitted to both animals and humans. Clinical presentation depends on the route of ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
The Ins and Outs of Anthrax Toxin.
 

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

Journal:

 

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

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 25 Jul 2017

Go to URL
BioThrax® (Anthrax) Vaccine in Pregnancy Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy Outcome; Congenital Abnormalities

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017

Go to URL