What is Anthrax?


Anthrax is a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, which can be transmitted between animals and humans. It mainly occurs in herbivores such as cattle, sheep and horse, etc. Most human infections with anthrax are through the skin, that is, via direct contact with infected dead animals, contaminated animal products or soil, etc. Furthermore, inhalation of a large amount of Bacillus anthracis spores during industrial processing of fur or meat products, or consumption of undercooked meat from infected animals may cause inhalation anthrax and gastrointestinal anthrax respectively. Until now, there is no evidence to suggest that the disease can be transmitted from person to person. Since high temperatures can kill most of the bacteria, therefore, meat should be cooked thoroughly before consumption.