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Anthrax

Understanding anthrax: How it can evade the immune system

August 22, 2016
Texas A&M researchers work to better understand how this wily bacterium can persist in our lungs…and what we can do to stop it

Fast Facts: Anthrax 101

May 27, 2015

Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by a bacteria that can lie dormant in soil for decades. While anthrax occurs most often in humans handling animals (or animal products) infected with the bacteria, there have been several instances of anthrax being used as a bioterror agent. There has been a lull in anthrax coverage in recent years, but it remains an extremely dangerous bioterrorism weapon that should remain top of mind.