Bacillus anthracis

1876

Bacillus anthracis

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Aloys Pollender, Casimir Davaine, Pierre François Olive Rayer, Robert Koch bacteriology

Bacillus anthracis

Strains

Spores

Never underestimate the ability of modern science to take a bad thing and make it worse. Yet science also uses new information to improve people’s lives. Some b. anthracis strains have been used to create anthrax vaccines. Currently these are available in the U.S. only for the military and for at-risk occupations. For the general public, the appropriate way to control anthrax is by controlling its incidence in livestock.

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