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  Anthrax
What is anthrax?
Can you catch it from someone?
What are the symptoms?
How is it treated?
How many forms are there?
Is it easy to make?
Is Britain under threat?

 
Anthrax under a magnifying glass
Anthrax under a magnifying glass
What is anthrax?
A white powdery bacteria called bacillus anthracis. It can harm or even kill people.

It occurs naturally in the world. It is a disease that can be found in cattle or other hoofed mammals in places like Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It can be used as a biological weapon in war.

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