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Anthrax
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VKG    Posted 10-09-2001 at 18:41:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does a farm animal have to be infected, or be a carrier to be able to transmit it to humans, or do all animals carry it? Thanks for you're input.


RayP(MI)    Posted 10-10-2001 at 20:35:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check out www.aomc.org/ComDiseases/Anthrax.html

They have a pretty good explanation for most all of your questions. Apparently, it takes a fair dose of the spores to get the disease. Is not a problem in the US, and probably it's use as a biological weapon of mass distruction is far over-rated. There is a vaccine, but the only manufacturer is contracted to the military, and the manufacturer is not even able to ship, pending inspections from the FDA.


harish    Posted 02-13-2002 at 01:13:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
please send me details of anthrax.how isit use as a weapon of mass distruction?


Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-10-2001 at 05:17:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please forgive me, but what exactly is Anthrax. Everyone talks about it, and I know the band, but not familiar with the substance.


Salmoneye    Posted 10-10-2001 at 05:33:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is not a substance, it is a bacillus...a bacteria.

http://www.bact.wisc.edu/Bact330/lectureanthrax


Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-10-2001 at 06:46:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I guess the vaccine is made here in Michigan. After readind that, I think I want my shots. I never knew it was a natural substance. The scientist who grew it bears the same last name as me. I wonder if they will let me to the front of the line.


Salmoneye    Posted 10-10-2001 at 06:58:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As far as I understand it...there is no vaccine available to the general public...The Military owns it all as it is made under their contracts.
The only civilians that it is made available to on a regular basis are researchers that will be working with it and Veterinarians...


Lazy Horse    Posted 10-09-2001 at 20:26:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anthrax is NOT transmittable from animal to animal, or animals to humans. It is geneerally found in the soils, in deposits similar to salt licks, but may also become airborne if the conditions are right.


Phyllis    Posted 10-09-2001 at 19:53:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am not sure that the animals all naturally carry it, but I understand it's in the soil, like tetanus. It can be airborne also.


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