What is anthrax?
Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium bacillus anthracis. It most commonly occurs in mammals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and antelopes, but can occur in humans when they are exposed to infected animals or tissue from infected animals.

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1. What is anthrax?
2. How common is anthrax and who can get it?
3. How is anthrax transmitted?
4. What are the symptoms of anthrax?
5. Where is anthrax usually found?
6. Can anthrax be spread from person to person?
7. Is there a treatment for anthrax?
8. Is there a way to prevent infection?
9. What is anthrax vaccine?
10. Who should get vaccinated against anthrax?
11. Should my doctor prescribe preventative antibiotics against anthrax or other bioterrorist threat diseases?
12. What should I do if I think I have been exposed to anthrax?