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CDC: Anthrax

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Although this rare disease is typically caused by contact with infected animals or animal products, B. anthracis has also been used as a bioterrorist weapon. Anthrax is not spread from person to person and can usually be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early.

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