Resp. sumedha mam. can you tell me what is Anthrax?

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The infection is of three types based on the area of infection. The types and there symptoms are:

  1. 1. Cutaneous anthrax: Infection of skin is referred to as cutaneous anthrax. An itchy sore develops on the skin which may blister and form a black ulcer. A scab may be formed which dries and falls off in 2 weeks. Complete healing takes more time.
  2. 2. Inhalation anthrax: This type of infection is characterized by fever, headache, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath
  3. 3. Gastrointestinal anthrax: The symptoms of this type of infection are abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, mouth sores, nausea and vomiting.

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