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What causes the disease anthrax?

Asked by C. Gray, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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K. Keturah

K. Keturah

K. Keturah
K. Keturah

Answered Apr 01, 2020

Anthrax is caused by spores. The infectious disease starts in animals. They get it when they inhale spores. The spores can come from anything the animal digests, such as their soil, water, or other materials they intake. In turn, humans get the infection from animals. It happens a number of ways.

One way is by eating meat that happens to be contaminated. A human could also come in contact with other animal products that happen to have had contact with the spores. Once a human has contact with the product or food, the spores are activated in their body and causes the infection.

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E. Reyes

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E. Reyes, Computer Engineer, MCA, Exeter

Answered Mar 22, 2020

Anthrax spores are known as the major causes of the disease. Naturally, anthrax spores occur in the soil, and they can be inactive in the soil for years until they manage to get into the body of an animal. Animals, both domestic and wild ones, are mostly affected by the disease. Animals get this disease through contaminated soil, water, and meat of an infected animal.

Cases of anthrax disease are mostly reported in most developing countries, most especially in rural areas where agricultural activities are practiced. This disease is not common to human beings, but people are more likely to contract the disease when they have direct contact with an infected animal or when they eat contaminated meat.

As soon as anthrax spores get into the body, they become activated if they are available in large quantities. The spores begin to spread in the body once they become activated, and they start releasing poison into the body system.

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