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how can anthrax survive harsh conditions

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Spores: The anthrax bacteria is encased in protective little cases that can lay dormant in soil for many years before causing infections.
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Endospores: The bacillus anthracis can form dormant endospores, that are able to survive in harsh conditions for literally centuries. But, when the spores are inh ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Spores: The bacteria can encase themselves in a very touch coat that makes them basically indestructable. They can stay in the soil for centuries.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anthrax: Bacillus Anthracis spores (endospores) are dormant & can be found on in the soil of all the continents. The spores are hardy & can survive in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Endospores: Bacillus Anthracis spores (endospores) are dormant & can be found on in the soil of all the continents. The spores are hardy & can survive in ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bacteria: It is a spore forming bacteria causing certain types of skin, inhalation, and ingestional illnesses.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Can be: Pulmonary anthrax can be deadly within days. Other forma, not so problamatic but worthy of agressive treatment. See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Air-borne: Anthrax is an air-borne illness. These spores can live in sheeps wool and get into the body by inhalation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
No: You cannot get anthrax from asking a question on health tap.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Soil/ mammals: Bacillus anthracis spores can be found in soil. Mammals can be impacted. Anthrax outbreaks in animals are more often seen in undeveloped nations. Ho ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Flu-like symptoms: Anthrax causes fever, chills, body aches, swelling, and blackened skin ulcers at the area of exposure.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes: It is found in soil and when animals come in contact can become infected and humans can infrequently become infected after coming into contact with in ... Read More
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