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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