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Anthrax (N) Bacterium


Anthrax (Former NATO code: N) is a highly lethal disease that can be used as a biological weapon caused by toxins produced by the Gram-positive Bacillus anthracis bacteria after they are introduced into a host. Anthrax is also known as "woolsorter's disease" because it was often contracted by textile workers handling contaminated wool. Anthrax may be used as a slow-acting casualty agent or incapacitating agent.

Bacillus anthracis bacteria are odorless and cannot be seen with the...

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